We refer to Mr Kwan-Woo Loong’s letter ‘No action against illegal parking despite constant feedback’ (ST Online, 6 June).
Contrary to Mr Kwan’s letter, our enforcement officers have responded to his regular feedback on the illegal parking situation at Dalvey Estate. As there is a mosque located at Lewis Road, just next to Dalvey Estate, our officers are deployed to visit regularly - especially during Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons where night classes and prayer sessions are taking place - to ensure that there is no undue obstruction to traffic along this stretch of road. To help manage the situation, the mosque has also deployed volunteers to station at junctions and critical access points to help direct traffic before and after the prayer sessions.
LTA is aware that places of worship may tend to attract a large number of worshippers, especially during special occasions. During this period, the demand for parking lots may exceed the lots available. In managing such situations. we aim to strike an appropriate balance between the parking needs of the worshippers and ensuring smooth traffic flow on the roads. However, we will not hesitate to take enforcement action if the illegally parked vehicle is assessed to be causing serious obstruction to other road users.
We thank Mr Kwan for his feedback.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations
Land Transport Authority