Last stage of Circle Line to cost a lot more per kilometre than first 5 stages

The Land Transport Authority attributed the escalated cost to various factors, pointing out that work on the first five stages of the Circle Line "started almost two decades ago, when price levels were lower".
The Land Transport Authority attributed the escalated cost to various factors, pointing out that work on the first five stages of the Circle Line "started almost two decades ago, when price levels were lower".PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - In yet another sign that transportation expenditure is soaring, the sixth and final stage of the Circle Line will cost $4.85 billion - more than half the total cost of the first five stages of the orbital MRT line.

At this year's Budget, it was revealed that the 4km Circle Line 6 (CCL6), which will make the Circle Line a complete circle, will cost $1.2 billion per kilometre or five times the average per-km cost of the first five stages spanning 33km.

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