Cross Island Line: Align interests of present, future generations

Dig under the nature reserve or skirt around it - these are the two options put up for the Cross Island Line. Why not a third option: a longer diversion that will serve the future population centre of Bukit Brown?

A 954-page assessment report on the Changi-to-Tuas Cross Island MRT Line (CRL) has concluded that tunnelling under the Central Catchment Nature Reserve can be achieved with negligible environmental impact.

The report - part two of an unprecedented endeavour dating back to 2014 - also concludes that an alignment hugging the southern perimeter of the nature reserve is equally feasible.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2019, with the headline 'Cross Island Line: Align interests of present, future generations'. Subscribe