03 May '12, 8am
Seriously? Standard cable ties to fix a train rail? Reminder: #Singapore wants to repair your planes next
Mr Loke, who was the night duty officer after the 17 December disruption, told the court that cable ties were placed around all claws on the North-South and East-West lines during a thorough joint inspection by the Land Transport Authority and SMRT. This prompted Committee of Inquiry member engineering professor Lim Mong King to ask if Mr Loke knew of instances where claws have dislodged even with the cable ties in place. Mr Loke answered: "I believe there were." When asked why the claws dislodged, Mr Loke said the cable ties used were the "normal, industrial cable ties, not the special one."