Singapore has decided to limit the number of vehicles on its roads by February 2018, an official statement said. The decision has been taken in view of the city-state’s limited land and its plans to upgrade its public transport. Roads account for only 12% of the country’s land.

“In view of land constraints and competing needs, there is limited scope for further expansion of the road network,” the land transport authority statement said.

In 2016, the administration reported that there were more than six lakh private and rental cars on its streets despite rules restricting the number of vehicles, BBC reported. The vehicle growth rate has been reduced from the current 0.25% per annum for cars and motorcycles to zero.