Home Briefs: Diversion of some bus services

Diversion of some bus services

Some bus services will be diverted on Saturday due to temporary road closures for the Shine Festival event in Orchard Road.

From 6pm to 11pm that day, SBS Transit bus services 36, 124, 143, 162M, 174 and 518, as well as SMRT bus services 77, 167, 171, 190, 700A and 972, will skip the Tang Plaza bus stop in Orchard Road. SBS Transit routes 7, 14, 16, 65, 111, 123, 175 and 502, as well as SMRT bus service 106, will skip the Lucky Plaza bus stop, while SBS Transit services 14, 16, 65 and 175 will skip the Paterson Lodge bus stop in Paterson Road.

On Sunday, SBS Transit service 11 will skip six bus stops along Stadium Boulevard, Stadium Crescent and Stadium Walk from 5am to 8.30am because of road closures for the Pocari Sweat Run.

Man jailed for hurling stone at cabby

A technician was jailed two weeks yesterday for throwing a stone into the interior of a taxi in a road rage case.

Tanaraj Vellakannoo, 34, had pleaded guilty to committing the negligent act and endangering the personal safety of others along the Paya Lebar exit of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) at about 6pm on Feb 4.

He had honked at the cabby for allegedly driving too close to his car. They later stopped their vehicles at a traffic junction and got into a dispute.

In a fit of anger, Tanaraj picked up a stone measuring 5cm by 5cm and threw it into the taxi. The stone hit the cabby's arm and scratched the chin of a passenger.

Tanaraj could have been jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe