Home Briefs: Changes to routes of 3 bus services

Changes to routes of 3 bus services

Commuters can look forward to wider public transport coverage when the routes of bus services 21, 117 and 386 are adjusted. These changes will take effect on April 24.

Service 21 will be extended to ply along Jalan Tenteram, calling at two new stops in front of Block 19 and opposite Block 65 (bus stops 52049 and 52119). It will no longer stop at the bus stop between Blocks 33 and 34 (bus stop 52109) along Jalan Bahagia. Commuters travelling towards Novena MRT Station can continue to take Service 131.

Service 117 will be amended to ply along West Camp Road, skipping the existing non-stop sector along Seletar West Link. It will serve eight new bus stops along West Camp Road.

The route for Service 386 will be extended along Edgedale Plains, stopping at two new stops in front of Blocks 682A and 661A (bus stops 65371 and 65379).

The operating hours for all three services remain unchanged.

Salesman jailed for molesting woman

A salesman was jailed for one month yesterday for grabbing a woman's buttock.

Keith Lim Chin Han, 35, admitted to molesting the 25-year-old woman at the traffic junction of Balestier Road and Kim Keat Road on Jan 26 this year.

The court heard that the woman had just finished her workout at a gym when Lim approached her from behind and molested her. He tried to strike up a conversation with her and said she was "very fit". She called the police.

Lim, who is married with three children, could have been jailed for up to two years, fined, caned or received any combined punishment.

Parkinson's disease treatment plan

Educating patients and training clinicians on a treatment for Parkinson's disease that stimulates the brain with an electric current are among the plans the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) is working on in a new collaboration.The surgical procedure, called deep brain stimulation, is already available here and involves putting electrodes into the brain to help regulate brain signals.

It has been shown to improve movement and other symptoms of Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills and speech.

NNI is working with medical devices firm Medtronic International to educate patients and healthcare professionals on the treatment, as well as improve patients' access to it.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Changes to routes of 3 bus services '. Subscribe