Parliament has been informed by no-public-transportation experience Transport Minister Khaw that the “results of the investigation into the Circle Line service disruption due to wireless signal interference will likely be out in a few day’s time”.CNA
Khaw is not sure as the results will only be “likely” out, akan datang but not confirmed. Hopefully it does not 56-man years to fix this issue. Point to note is the November 3rd incident was the second time SMRT put the blame on signal interference for the major disruption.
Despite the fact that the disruption cost millions of dollars in productivity losses – occurred during peak hours – and affected commuters had to pay tens of dollars for alternative modes of transportation, Khaw has remained unapologetic.
Khaw told Parliament to “watch the American presidential election first” while awaiting the findings of the investigation. He prefers the spotlight to be shone elsewhere, not on his transport ministry/LTA/SMRT screw up of course.
Khaw also says the disruption is “interesting” which I believe most of the affected/annoyed/TL commuters would likely have replied “interesting my foot!”.
Commuters should therefore not expect foot-in-the-mouth Khaw to address the issue of accountability Go watch the American presidential election first and learn to accept major MRT disruptions as our unique way of life.