12 Oct '17, 7am

SMRT replaces maintenance director after flooding incident on North-South Line

SINGAPORE - Rail operator SMRT has replaced a senior executive in charge of maintenance and systems in response to last Saturday's flooding of a tunnel in the North-South Line . In an internal circular, SMRT announced on Thursday (Oct 12) that Mr Siu Yow Wee will be appointed director of Building & Services with effect from Oct 12, taking over Mr Ng Tek Poo, who was vice-president of maintenance. Mr Siu will manage the entire Building & Services Division, and report to the senior vice-president of Maintenance and Engineering, the circular read. The Straits Times understands Mr Ng has been redeployed to another role. As of now, he is the only senior person held accountable for last Saturday's incident which rendered a large stretch of the North-South Line inoperable for about 20 hours. In the incident, rain water had entered the tunnel via an opening at Bishan, where the un...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/smrt-repl...

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