15 Nov '11, 9pm

Paving the way for a smoother ride

SINGAPORE - Some 570 families and 190 HDB shop tenants at Rochor Centre will have to move out to make way for the North South Expressway (NSE) - in what is the largest Government acquisition of HDB flats to date for public transportation road work. Other acquisitions include Nanyang Pho Leng Building near Kampong Java and 21 other private properties which will have part of their plots acquired for the construction of the highway. Affected state properties include the Victoria Wholesale Centre and Lee Ai Mooi Nursing Home. Their tenancy agreements will be honoured. The tenure for the nursing home will end in September 2013 and the Ministry of Health is making arrangements for the relocation of its residents. When ready by 2020, the 21.5km NSE will ease the growing traffic along the north-south corridor currently served by only the Central Expressway. The new expressway is e...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111116-0000035/Pa...

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