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This 1980s plan for sending S’pore motorists underground just got canned https://t.co/ThLaU8c4e7

A multi-billion-dollar plan for an underground road system that was first proposed in the 1980s has been scrapped by the government. According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) plans for the system known as the Singapore Underground Road System (Surs) was no longer needed because public transport connectivity has greatly improved over the years. According to TODAY , the dropping of Surs will now remove some land development restrictions in areas previously affected by the plan. Land owners will now be able to drill underground or build taller buildings. Advertisement What was Surs? Overview of the Singapore Underground Road System (Surs) . Via LTA. Surs was meant to be an underground arterial ring-road network running around the fringe of the Central Business District (CBD). It comprised two 15km-long tunnels, each about 2-4 lane...

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