Written Reply to Parliamentary Questions on Installation of Lifts at Pedestrian Overhead Bridge Along Sengkang East Drive and Installing Lifts at More Bridges

03 Apr 2024In Parliament

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Transport 

a.     whether site feasibility studies conducted on the installation of lifts at the Pedestrian Overhead Bridge (POB 60020) along Sengkang East Drive suggest that it is technically feasible to install such lifts;

b.     which other Government agencies are required to approve such an installation and what are the deadlines given for such approvals; and

c.     what is the estimated timeline for the tender and completion of the construction of the lifts. 

Reply by Minister for Transport Chee Hong Tat:

1.     Under the current phase of LTA’s lift retrofitting programme, LTA will be prioritising the retrofitting of POBs with lifts at locations that will benefit a larger number of seniors, including this POB at Sengkang East Drive.

2.     It takes up to 22 months to retrofit a POB to include lifts. LTA will need to seek approvals from agencies such as BCA, NEA, NParks, PUB, and URA before commencing works.


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