In “Comparing Singapore’s newest and oldest MRT“, Khaw said:
Khaw was trying to justify the broken MRT system by implying that the North-South Line (NSL) was constructed at budget-airfare cost. It was not.
To arrive at today’s dollar, Khaw’s imputed inflation rate over 30 years: 63%. (see table below)
The official inflation rate is totally disconnected from reality: at today’s prices, $2.7 billion spent on constructing NSL in 1980s could not be only $4.4 billion. Unless we ignore common sense.
NSL (and EWL) will continue to fail because it wasn’t designed for the current population. Better to spend his energy thinking of a revamp instead of cooking up excuses and implementing more tweaks which will further destabilize the system.