SMRT fined maximum S$2 million dollars for December disruptions
Posted by temasektimes on July 16, 2012
Train operator SMRT has been fined a maximum S$2 million dollars for the two major disruptions in December last year by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) which made Singapore an international laughing stock.
More than 200,000 commuters were affected during the disruptions.
A Commission of Inquiry convened recently found SMRT in breach of the Operating Performance Standards for the North-South and East-West lines.
It has failed, among other things, to exercise due diligence and vigilance expected of a public transport operator, and to maintain its network in good and efficient working condition.
LTA said it will donate the money to the public transport fund to help needy families.
Meanwhile, ex-SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa, who was widely blamed for fiasco is now enjoying a new lease of life as CEO of Auric Pacific group.