Chai Chee resident complains to Tan Chuan Jin: My father got stuck in lift after lift upgrading
Posted by temasektimes on June 13, 2012
Upgrading of lifts to land on every level of old HDB flats have been dangled as a ‘carrot’ during every general election to ‘encourage’ Singaporeans to vote for the PAP.
PAP wards will get ‘priority’ in lift upgrading while non-PAP ones like Hougang will have to wait ‘patiently’ for their turn to arrive, if ever.
Yet, lift upgrading is not free and residents have to fork out some $2,000 per household to ‘co-pay’ for the ‘upgrade’ which is said to be heavily ‘subsidized’ by the government.
However, even after upgrading, they may cause more inconvenience than good like what Chai Chee resident discovered when he was stuck in a newly ‘upgraded’ lift.
In a comment posted on Marine Parade GRC MP Tan Chuan Jin’s Facebook page, Chen Jialing wrote:
“Mr Tan, Fyi, the lift upgrading at block 57 chai chee drive has completed and already in use but on sat night 9 jun the lift broke down at abt 2330hrs. My father stuck inside and we waited for the technician for 20mins. pls look into this and square this matter up with the project team.”