Be careful when dismantling rail tracks

August 4, 2011 by  
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Letter by Catherine Lim, The Straits Times, 4 Aug 2011.

I am writing to call for more supervision and sensitivity in dismantling the tracks and other movable parts in the rail corridor. I was confronted at the end of a very pleasant last walk from the Rail Mall to Bukit Timah by a scene of bare-faced destruction. The bulldozers had been sent in, and the greenery beyond the station suffered unnecessary collateral damage.

It was not what I expected, especially after an update from Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin, in which he said the intention was to try to keep the corridor as a continuous stretch with greenery (‘Govt hopes to keep continuous rail corridor’; last Thursday). A consultation group was to meet regularly to discuss public suggestions on plans for the corridor, he added.

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Source: The Straits Times

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One Response to “Be careful when dismantling rail tracks”
  1. low pooi fong says:

    I strongly support the idea of keeping the land along the railway track in its original and natural greenery. I wish the GREEN CORRIDOR suggestion initiated by The Nature Society of Singpore will eventually succeed and become reality.

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