Tender to study impact of Cross Island Line on Central Catchment Nature Reserve
A tender to study the environmental impact of the Cross Island Line on the Central Catchment Nature Reserve will be called on Monday, the Government said in a press statement.
It expects to hire a contractor by the second half of the year and the study to be completed by 2016.
The 50km Cross Island Line, to be completed by 2030, will connect eastern and western Singapore and serve as an alternative to the East-West Line.
Nature groups here including the Nature Society had expressed concern that a part of the line - apparently slated to cut through the nature reserve - would hurt the reserve's flora and fauna. The Government has said the train line's alignment is not finalised.