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COI findings reveal gross neglect by SMRT

COI findings reveal gross neglect by SMRT July 5, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 05 July 2012 The Committee of Inquiry (COI) assigned to investigate the two serious train disruptions on the North-South MRT line last December has revealed its sober findings, which point to gross negligence on the part of SMRT. In its report which was made public on Wednesday, the COI cited severe deficiencies in SMRT’s maintenance regime. Furthermore, the COI was of the opinion that the major train disruptions could have been prevented had SMRT done its job right. The first disruption on 15 Dec 2011 was triggered by a defective fastener that was part of the third rail assembly, which caused the claw supporting the third rail to dislodge and the rail to sag beyond its tolerance limit. This in turn caused the collector shoes on the trains to became...

Full article: http://www.sgpolitics.net/?p=7720

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