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More buses to ferry workers from Little India

Fleet size, which was halved after the riot, up to 76 per cent of its old size on peak Sundays

Published on Jul 3, 2014 9:59 AM
 
 Foreign workers boarding a bus along Tekka Lane heading for Kranji on 29 Dec 2013. The number of buses ferrying workers from Little India on Sundays, which was cut by half after the riot last December, has been increased to 76 per cent of the fleet size before the riot. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

The number of buses ferrying workers from Little India on Sundays, which was cut by half after the riot last December, has been increased to 76 per cent of the fleet size before the riot.

At Tekka Lane and Hampshire Road, where workers board the buses, facilities such as bus shelters are being built and set to be completed in the first quarter of next year.

Before the riots, 250 to 280 buses plied the routes. Yesterday, a Land Transport Authority (LTA) spokesman said the fleet size on peak Sundays - typically the first Sunday after pay day each month - is 76 per cent of what it originally was.

She added that the new facilities being built at the two passenger points will be largely similar to those of a bus terminal.

 
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