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7 Oct 2013

3 pilot HDB sites chosen for mechanised carparks
Move is to see how carpark shortages can be addressed - particularly in older estates
Source: Business Times
By: Kelly Tay

BY END 2015, three HDB estates will sport mechanised parking systems, as part of a pilot project to see how carpark shortages can be addressed - particularly in older estates where there is no space to build more lots.

Lee Bee Wah, chairwoman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for National Development, announced yesterday morning that Bukit Panjang, Yishun, and Changi Village have been selected as pilot sites.

Said Ms Lee: "GPC and HDB have studied the suitability of mechanised carparks as an additional parking solution. We have assessed that mechanised carparks have good potential as they can provide additional parking lots in estates with site constraints.

"However, not every HDB estate is suitable for mechanised parking system implementation. These three pilot sites will allow HDB to further evaluate the suitability of the mechanised parking system, before extending it to other sites in the future."

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