15 Nov '11, 9am

More than 500 families to make way for new highway

More than 500 families to make way for new highway

One major acquisition - the biggest of its kind here to date - involves the entire Rochor Centre, which consists of 567 Housing Board flats, 187 shops and eating houses and three communal facilities. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Christopher Tan A 5.6km three-lane dual carriageway running beneath some of the busiest parts of the city will form the southern stretch of the North-South Expressway (NSE). Like the northern alignment announced in January, there will be land acquisitions. One major acquisition - the biggest of its kind here to date - involves the entire Rochor Centre, which consists of 567 Housing Board flats, 187 shops and eating houses and three communal facilities. Other acquisitions include Nanyang Pho Leng Building near Kampong Java, as well as 21 other private properties which will have part of their plots acquired for the highway and its several slip roa...

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