New rule for lifts largely ignored

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) had set Sept 1 as the date for all lift owners to display the Permit to Operate (PTO) lifts. The requirement is for the permit to be displayed in a prominent manner and in a conspicuous location within the lift.

It has been more than a month, but from my observation, this rule has been largely ignored in some HDB lifts I have been in, for example, Block 24, Bendemeer Road; Blocks 429 to 441 (except Block 435), Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, just to mention a few.

Singapore has always prided herself for having one of the world's most efficient public sectors, which is evident in many instances.

It is baffling why PTOs cannot be displayed in good time on Sept 1.

Failure to display a valid PTO is an offence punishable with a fine not exceeding $5,000.

Loong Chik Tong

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