Let soldiers provide transport instead

Instead of getting soldiers to manage the crowd during train disruptions ("Soldiers may help manage crowds in rail disruptions"; Aug 21), we should let them drive the commuters to their destinations instead.

Our military camps have a fair amount of spare vehicle capacity.

Crowd control at MRT stations won't be very necessary if we can provide other means of transport that will allow the crowd to quickly disperse from the stations.

Rather than cure the symptom of a breakdown - the crowd - we should fix the underlying cause - the failure of an important means of transport.

Sum Siew Kee