09 Jan '12, 8am

"#SMRT has also... engaged a professional engineer to inspect"... You mean last time amateur one meh?

"#SMRT has also... engaged a professional engineer to inspect"... You mean last time amateur one meh?

SINGAPORE: Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew says the train disruptions in December have exposed gaps in the way such emergencies are handled, adding that authorities need to do better. Delivering a ministerial statement in Parliament on Monday, he said the government will review the regulatory and penalty framework overseeing rail operations as well as the maintenance regime. Straight off the bat, the transport minister said the breakdowns on the North-South Line on December 15 and 17 last year were "disruptive" and "poorly managed". "SMRT could have better handled the evacuation of the passengers in the stalled trains to reduce the sense of distress, and provided clearer and timelier information and instructions to the public, instead of leaving commuters confused and apprehensive in already disordered circumstances," said Mr Lui. "That the two incidents have the same prox...

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