Parking coupons will still be accepted
From 1 October 2017, motorists will be able to download the Parking.sg app on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The mobile app is a quick and convenient way to pay for parking at all the 1,100 public car parks that currently use paper coupons . For a start, the mobile app can only be used for cars. It will be extended to motorcycles and heavy vehicles by the end of the year.
- In line with Singapore’s vision to build a Smart Nation, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Housing & Development Board (HDB) and Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) announced the development of the Parking.sg app in May 2017. At the 2017 National Day Rally, PM announced that Parking.sg will be available to the general public by October 2017. The benefits of the mobile app include:
- Paying for parking digitally: Motorists can use the mobile app instead of coupons. They simply have to key in their vehicle number, select the car park, indicate their parking duration and start parking.
- Calculating parking charges automatically: The mobile app automatically calculates the charges that motorists have to pay based on 30-minute blocks. If motorists end their parking session earlier, they will receive a refund and will only be charged on a per minute basis.
- Extending parking session remotely: The mobile app will prompt motorists when the parking session is about to expire so they can extend the duration of their parking session, if required, at their convenience.
JOINTLY ISSUED BY URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT BOARD AND GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY AGENCY OF SINGAPORE.
About Government Technology Agency of Singapore
The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) is a statutory board formed in October 2016 after the restructuring of the Infocomm Development Authority.
GovTech works with public agencies to develop and deliver secure digital services and applied technology to individuals and businesses in Singapore. GovTech builds key platforms and solutions needed to support Singapore as a Smart Nation. As a leading centre for information communications technology and related engineering such as the Internet of Things, GovTech also enhances the capabilities of the Singapore Government in these domains.