I was overjoyed when the covered walkway in Toa Payoh Central was completed.
The walkway spans a considerable distance - from Toa Payoh Lorong 2 to Lorong 4.
It has been widened and now has a cantilevered roof to protect the public from the rain and sun. Energy-saving lighting tubes are also mounted on the ceiling.
However, I have noticed that the considerable surface area on the roof is underutilised.
Solar panels should be installed to fully harness the energy from the sun. Trees lining the walkway should be pruned regularly so that the solar panels receive the maximum exposure to the sun.
With the increase in the supply of renewable energy, perhaps electric fans could then be installed along the walkway, to add to the comfort of the public.
Teo Kok Seah