The Straits Times
Published on Dec 06, 2012

Strike no big impact on $1.1b bus improvement plan: Lui Tuck Yew


Last week's illegal strike should not have any significant impact on the roll out of a $1.1 billion bus service enhancement plan, but the authorities will have to monitor whether it has any lingering effects on the recruitment and retention of bus drivers, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.

Mr Lui was making his first comments on last week's illegal strike after visiting Tampines bus interchange on Thursday afternoon.

While there, he also announced new bus routes that will be launched under the Government's $1.1 billion Bus Service Enhancement Programme.

From Dec 16, service 50 will allow commuters to travel between Bishan and Punggol. From Dec 17, commuters travelling between Tampines West and the Central Business District will be served by a new express service 513.