As Singapore seeks to up the efficiency of our public transport system, minimizing transit time has become the priority for recent MRT developments. However, a quicker train ride should not diminish the value of MacRitchie Forest and the ecosystem services it provides. Considering the likely cost of forest degradation, it is justifiable to go that extra mile by tunneling around the Reserve instead.
We urge LTA to give serious consideration to the alternative route that skirts around the southern part of CCNR.
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