15 Dec '11, 1am

Voices: A reader calls for fare freezes to penalise MRT for breakdowns instead of fines. Do you agree?

I was among those affected by the Circle Line disruption yesterday. For over 20 minutes, no SMRT Corporation staff came to the platform at Holland Village Station to inform commuters of the train delay and that shuttle services were already plying between the affected stations. SMRT's temporary "service ambassadors" were two teenagers who seemed more interested in chatting between themselves rather than actively directing commuters to the shuttle pick-up point. What could have been a four-minute ride between the Holland Village and one-north stations became 40 minutes. Singapore's lifeblood is trade and commerce; mobility of people is a crucial enabler. Our transport infrastructure should be a competitive advantage, not Achilles' heel. It should rank close to national defence as one of our priorities. I find something inherently wrong with our regulatory model. The authori...

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