Living without lifts on every floor

Some HDB blocks remain without lifts on some floors due to costs and technical or site constraints

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Around 150 Housing Board (HDB) blocks do not have direct lift access on every floor. HDB says it is due to cost, technical and site constraints, but residents hope more can be done.
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The Housing Board has completed its $5 billion Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP), which provides direct lift access for flats by installing new lifts, for more than 5,000 blocks.

However, around 150 blocks across Singapore remain without lift access on some floors as it is not possible for HDB to install a new lift.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 01, 2019, with the headline Uphill struggles: Living without lifts on every floor. Subscribe