GrabFood rider charges e-bike at Chinatown HDB block despite it being strictly prohibited

Submitted by Stomper Wilson

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A GrabFood rider has been charging his e-bike at a common area power point at Block 5 Banda Street in Chinatown.

Stomper Wilson alerted Stomp to the incident and shared a photo he took on Oct 20 of the e-bike that was plugged into two electrical sockets.

The bike's batteries were seen lying on top of a GrabFood delivery bag.

Wilson shared that he had seen the same e-bike being charged at the block's common area a few times before.

He said: "It's illegal right?"

In response to a Stomp query, the Jalan Besar Town Council (JBTC) said it would like to highlight that the unauthorised tapping of electricity from power points in common areas is strictly prohibited.

"Unauthorised use could lead to potential safety hazards, such as overloading the system," a JBTC spokesman said.

"Anyone caught tapping the electricity supply without permission may also be liable to a fine.

"We have put up advisories at the block to remind the public of this.

"Should anyone have information to share about the owner of the e-bike, they may wish to contact the Town Council at 6298 9222.

"Please be assured that all information will be kept strictly confidential."