Wooden doors at multi-storey carparks may be a hindrance

The staircases of many multi-storey carparks, especially HDB's, have a thick wooden door ending at every floor.

Very often, these doors are unable to be fully closed because of wear and tear.

Also, many of these doors are forced to remain open, with pieces of cardboard wedged underneath them by users.

The doors are probably fitted because of fire-safety reasons. But the carparks are relatively well ventilated, with low walls and open slopes for cars to enter and leave.

I doubt if such doors are truly useful. Removing them or building future multi-storey carparks without them may be more practical.

It will allow for quicker movement during an emergency, and will save the builders and owners money.

Kevin Chua Hock Meng