How many think the services of public transport have improved? And if this is the truth, our transport services would be the best in the world after so many years of fare hikes. The truth is just the opposite. All the fare hikes led to lower quality of services. Tiok boh?
And if fare hikes led to poorer services, should not the mantra be, ‘More fare hikes for poorer services’? You want poorer services, be prepared to pay more.
Now, am I talking sense or nonsense?
What do you think?
PS. Train faults and breakdowns are the new normal. The problems are unlike building HDB flats, like taps, switch it off, then switch it on. You can’t switch off train faults/problems and then switch it on again. It is not that easy. The faults/problems, if serious, would not go away by simply wishing they would go away. You need real talents to solve them, not anyone can do it.
The faults and problems would not go away just because the fares are hiked. If only they are so simple, hike fares and services would improve.