9/03/2008

$126 mil to instal screen doors

SMRT will spend $126 mil to instal screen doors in its stations to prevent people falling onto the track accidentally or intentional. Another $29 to instal CCTV to monitor such incidents. Should these money be spent to prevent people from jumping on the track if they already planned to do so? If that is the case, HDB should instal grills on every floor of flats to prevent people from falling. For those who wanted to jump, such measures are a complete waste of money. Even the CCTV is only good to tell you what happened after they have jumped. For accidental falls, some minimal railings should do. If the MRT reasoning is valid, then screen doors must be erected to all the roads to prevent people from straying onto the roads. We even need to block out all the canals to prevent people from falling in.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The difference is whether they can recover the cost or not. I hope the cost will not finally come from commuter's pockets. HDB cannot bill homeowners for the grills right?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Singtel fees dropped when their industry was liberalised, whereas Singpost and the transport companies seem to buckled the trend? Bet they will love to raise the fares to $10 if you let them find the reasons. The sky is the only limit, the sooner you learn to accept that, the better it is for everyone.

Anonymous said...

That man had only $2 to give his children to buy rice..Circumstances had driven him.

This is a sign that all is not well in our first world country with glass doors or not.

Anonymous said...

bus fares costing $3.50 plus, in malaysia,

Anonymous said...

bus fares costing $3.50 plus, in malaysia,

Anonymous said...

you can travel from johore bahru causeway to kluang and get to choose the best fares from competing bus operators.

over here there is no dominant competition, yet the operator has to keep raising fares in order to survive.

redbean said...

that may be the reason why super talents are needed and needed to be paid supertalent pay.