Cross Island Line: Findings of site investigation works to be released

Site investigation works being carried out at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve for the Cross Island MRT line.
Site investigation works being carried out at the Central Catchment Nature Reserve for the Cross Island MRT line.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

LTA move welcomed by nature groups; data could influence debate on route of MRT line

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will later this year release findings on the environmental impact of drilling and other initial works that have been done to assess if the Cross Island MRT line can be built under the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

The site investigation works, completed late last year, involved the drilling of holes to extract soil samples and surveyors going into the forest to gather data, for instance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2018, with the headline 'Cross Island Line: Findings of site investigation works to be released'. Print Edition | Subscribe