About 100 vehicles were stuck inside a multistorey carpark at Chinatown, after the carpark’s gantry barriers malfunctioned, according to Shin Min Daily News.
The incident happened on 7 January at about 8.30pm, and the trapped vehicles were stranded for about 3 hours before they could leave the building.
The incident happened at a multi-storey carpark at Block 33 Upper Cross Street, beside the People’s Park Food Centre.
One of the drivers spoke to Shin Min Daily News and said that he was one of the drivers stuck inside the carpark.
He said that he was exiting the carpark when he found himself stuck in the long queue of vehicles, and the queue was not moving at all.
He got out of his car and went to the lower floor and saw that the gantry barriers had stopped working, with about 100 vehicles being stranded.
Impatience soon spread and some drivers sounded their horns in displeasure, and the line only started moving at about 11.30pm after that barriers started working again.