20161109 Seriously, Khaw is not serious about major MRT disruptions

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.

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One Response to 20161109 Seriously, Khaw is not serious about major MRT disruptions

  1. Confused says:

    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.

    To be honest, he shouldn’t be blamed for this because he has taken over shits from his predecessors ( past and paste but never him) only recently and it is surely not his fault.

    I am a layman but I do know that IDA has stringent control on the frequency used in wireless communications business, each uses different bandwidth of frequency for different type of communications transmission. It’s funny that such issues arose and the need to find excuses such as blaming the interference of mobile signal could be one.

    What has been the lessons learned from other well established train systems that we have paid to learn?

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