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Little India Riot COI: Operator of private bus services want fleet restored

Published on Mar 14, 2014 1:52 PM

The operator of private bus services that ferry workers back to their dormitories from Little India hope the authorities will reinstate the number of buses allowed to ply the route.

This after the fleet was halved and pick-up time reduced from between 2pm and 11pm, to 2pm and 9pm on Sundays, as part of the cooling measures introduced after the Dec 8 riot in the Indian enclave.

Representatives from the Singapore School Transport Association (SSTA), which run the service, told the Committee of Inquiry on Friday that they are having difficulty getting workers queuing up for their buses to board by the 9pm cut-off time.

The operators usually spend up to 45 minutes more before the waiting area along Tekka Lane is cleared.

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