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LTA chief on the new highway:
"Speaking at a press conference yesterday, LTA chief executive Chew Hock Yong noted that the city centre is “very crowded” and there are MRT lines and a canal running through the affected area. Mr Chew added: “The road has to be of a certain level of straightness because the cars would have to travel at a certain speed. So taking all that into account, that was the alignment that we have to settle on.”
I didn't realise that the LTA cared so much about our straightness.
Nanyang Pho Leng Building, Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home, and Victoria Street Wholesale Centre will also be gone.
Many of the residents in the colourful and iconic Rochor Centre flats are senior citizens. While they will be offered newer flats and compensation from the Gahmen, how many will be able to cope financially and mentally with a move like this?
First it was Bukit Brown, now it's Rochor Centre.
Singapore: No space for the old and living, no space for the dead and buried. But always time for more highways. For cars that have become increasingly out of reach for most of us.
And since we are talking about roads, our LTA will raze homes and buildings to feed a car culture, but will not even discuss bicycle lanes for the safety of riders.