20 Sep '11, 12am

@SECSingapore Chief's letter to Today: Improve our public transport system to reduce reliance on cars #greensg

WE REFER to the announcement "New dual four-lane road in Bukit Brown to ease heavy traffic" (Sept 13), about the planned construction of a new road by 2016 that will cut across Bukit Brown Cemetery. According to the Land Transport Authority, there are heavy traffic jams along Lornie Road during morning and evening peak hours, with traffic expected to increase between 20 and 30 per cent by 2020. To accommodate construction of the road and the proposed residential development, it is obvious the graves at the cemetery, where several Singapore pioneers such as Chew Boon Lay, Gan Eng Seng, Lee Hoon Leong, Lee Choo Neo and Tay Ho Swee, to name a few, will have to be exhumed over time. The road construction will also put considerable stress on the area's ecosystem. For example, Bukit Brown Cemetery is home to the rare White-Bellied Woodpecker and Spotted Wood Owl, which are liste...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110920-0000308/Impro...

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