23 Jul '11, 1pm

Govt will ensure public transport fare hike, if any, is justifiable

Govt will ensure public transport fare hike, if any, is justifiable

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has weighed in on the ongoing debate concerning the public transport fare review. He said that a review is necessary from time to time and increases cannot be helped. Speaking at a National Day light-up ceremony at his Teck Ghee constituency on Saturday, Mr Lee however noted that the Public Transport Council (PTC) is currently doing its work and urged Singaporeans to relax. Mr Lee said the government's interest is to ensure that the country has a good transport system that Singaporeans can afford. But he added that transport companies would have to be allowed to break even so that they can provide a good and efficient service. Mr Lee said that the government will also make sure, through the PTC, that when the fares are raised they are reasonable and justifiable.

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