Fire safety boost for CTE, KPE

The Central Expressway (CTE) and Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) tunnels will have an additional water-mist system to fight fires by 2022.

A tender was called on Aug 29 when, coincidentally, a taxi caught fire in the KPE tunnel, triggering an evacuation.

Both the CTE and KPE tunnels already have fibre-optic heat detectors, air-monitoring sensors and ventilation fans. Fire extinguishers and fire hoses are located every 50m. The Land Transport Authority said the water-mist system ensures that fire safety measures for both expressways are updated in accordance with the latest international standards.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2017, with the headline 'Fire safety boost for CTE, KPE'. Print Edition | Subscribe