Green Corridor being cleared of graffiti, illegal parking and pools of water

Lip Kwok Wai and Leong Wai Kit Channel NewsAsia 6 Aug 13;

SINGAPORE: In the months that land formerly lining the Malaysian-owned railway became the Green Corridor, problems have sprouted in some areas.

There were reports of graffiti on pillars, illegal parking near Tanglin Halt, and puddles forming in some spots.

The Land Transport Authority said it has arranged for contractors to re-paint the pillars.

Those caught leaving graffiti will be handed over to the police.

As for the puddling issue, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) said heavy usage coupled with wet weather can result in certain stretches becoming muddy.

It is working with the relevant authorities to improve the drainage system along the corridor to ensure the area won't become a breeding site for mosquitoes.

To deter illegal parking, SLA has installed concrete blocks and bollards to prevent the entry of vehicles.

Some volunteers said they plan to patrol the Green Corridor and inform the authorities if they see anything amiss.

- CNA/fa