28 Dec '15, 10am

"Every MRT line we build takes a long time, and multiple terms of Government and Transport Ministers to complete."

"Every MRT line we build takes a long time, and multiple terms of Government and Transport Ministers to complete."

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was at the opening ceremony of the Downtown Line 2 held at the Botanic Gardens station on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. In his opening address, PM Lee said travel time from Bukit Panjang to Bugis is expected to take 20 minutes less compared to previous methods At the introduction of his speech, he brought on some guffaws with his self-awareness by mentioning the difficulties of building the 12 stations that run from Bukit Panjang to Rochor, and where the construction of the DTL has so far already outlasted the consecutive terms of a few transport ministers combined: “Very happy to join all you, residents and commuters this morning, to officially open the 12 stations of Downtown Line 2 (DTL2). Every MRT line that we build takes a long time, and takes multiple terms of Government and multiple Transport Ministers to complete. (Audience laughs) Theref...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/12/pm-lee-said-downtown-line-2-...

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