16 Dec '11, 3pm

MRT breakdown \\"extremely serious\\": Lui Tuck Yew

MRT breakdown \\"extremely serious\\": Lui Tuck Yew

SINGAPORE: Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew has described Thursday's train disruption as an "extremely serious" one, with the safety of commuters compromised. Mr Lui added he is disappointed with the way transport operator SMRT handled the incident which affected thousands, and that he will look at past lapses before deciding on the penalty for the latest disruption. Mr Lui met reporters at Changi Airport immediately upon his arrival home after a meeting in Cambodia - an indication the latest incident weighed heavy on his mind. He said it is justifiable commuters are angry and concerned especially so for those on the affected trains who were left in darkness with little ventilation. "There are SOPs (standard operating procedures) that need to be followed on how you bring passengers on such affected trains to safety, the timelines to be adhered to, as well as other servi...

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