Unbroken green stretch along railway land?
By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 2 Jul 2011.
The railway lands that were returned to Singapore yesterday may be kept a continuous green stretch and could even be linked to existing park connectors.
A day after the historic handover of the 26km tract of Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) lands, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said yesterday that it would ‘comprehensively review and chart the development plans’ for the lands and their surrounding areas.
‘The URA will study the possibility of marrying development and greenery, such as applying innovative strategies to maintain a continuous green link along the rail corridor without affecting the development potential of the lands,’ it said in its first statement on the lands, much of which is flanked by unspoilt vegetation.