With only a few days left till the Punggol East by-election, the
has been announcing new projects and plans left, right and centre to get people
to vote for them. Everything from baby bonus to property cooling measures to
new MRT lines has been announced.
However you have to wonder if in their rush to announce plans, whether the
exactly knows what the various government agencies are announcing. In the
latest announcement, the government says they will spend $330 million to build
a network of sheltered walkways linking MRT stations to their surrounding
Seriously, when Singaporeans complain about the MRT nowadays, what do we complain about? Does anyone truly complain about getting wet? No, we complain about how the trains are not working, and about the constant and consistent breakdowns of the MRT lines.
And the government is spending $330 millions to build shelters? That just makes no sense. You are going to double
rail network by 2030 and then spend $330 millions to build covered walkways, all
the while trains are suffering breakdowns consistently? How about using that
money for something that's actually a concern for most Singaporeans, like
fixing the MRT system to ensure it exactly works?
There’s something call “priority” and it seems the government and the LTA do not have it.