Your picture: Road design hampers access for emergency services

PHOTO: Mr Loong Chik Tong

In late March, I gave feedback to the Housing Board that long vehicles cannot turn a tight corner in a service road at Block 141/135A Teck Whye Lane.

Emergency service is time-critical, and a slight delay in operations can adversely affect the outcome of an incident.

If there is a fire or other emergency, my concern is whether a fire engine or an ambulance can negotiate the tight corner to enter and locate the emergency site quickly.

HDB replied on April 5 that on-site studies would be carried out to look into measures to improve the situation, subject to site feasibility. The Singapore Civil Defence Force also received a copy of my feedback on this issue.

There has been no update since.

Loong Chik Tong

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