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More buses to ferry workers to Little India

LTA okays about 5% more private buses today and may allow gradual increase of fleet

Published on Dec 29, 2013 8:26 AM

Private bus operators will be able to run a few more scheduled buses to Little India today.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is allowing the private bus fleet to increase by "about 5 per cent" from last week's reduced numbers.

The increase, said the LTA, was to "address the issue of longer journey times due to the dormitories being sited farther away from Little India".

Private bus services were suspended the Sunday following Dec8, when a riot was sparked off in Little India after a bus accident led to the death of an Indian national.

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