Traffic jams at Bukit Panjang!
Where is Bukit Panjang? Quite near to JB lor. How could a little town in the periphery of the island be facing traffic jam? In the city, in the suburbs, still possible, but out in the country side, 5 mins to JB and the residents now have to coop with traffic jams. And it is expected to get worst when the BTO units are occupied in a few years time.
You really believe that we can take in another 700,000 people to raise population to 6m? Really, sure or not? Sure, at most is to have a gridlock over the whole island. Then more people can take public transport and no need to drive. Quickly buy SMRT and SBS shares.
That would not be the case. There will be no gridlock in the island. The answer is in COEs and ERPs. ERPs can be erected in Bukit Panjang and all the outlying new towns to control cars on the road. It is only a matter of how many more ERPs and how much the drivers will have to pay to keep the roads congestion free. The ultimate solution will be to erect ERPs at the exit of HDB car parks. Yes HDB car parks or condominiums only where there are concentrations of cars.
There will be no gridlock on our roads. That I can guarantee, even with 10m population. Have faith in the govt. Our roads will run as smoothly as they are today with 5.3m people. Double that or triple that will not make it any worst.