In the case of a doll placed on the ledge of the MRT tracks at Dhoby Ghaut station, the Land Transport Authority and the police did not find evidence of a security breach.Khaw Boon Wan the Transport Minister said in Parliament on Thursday (2 March).
This was said by the Transport Minister, Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament on Thursday (2 March). He was responding to the question from Non-constituency MP Leon Perera, who had asked about the result of the investigation.
Mr Khaw said they came to this conclusion after reviewing closed-circuit television footage and physically checking on the possible track access points.
Last January, while on board the North-South Line train towards Jurong East, a commuter had spotted the doll on the tracks at Dhoby Ghaut station and her friend took a picture. She posted the doll photo on her Twitter account on 31 January; it was shared more than 7,000 times, many netizens speculating how the doll could end there. SMRT removed the doll the next day, and started investigations on the matter.
Mr Khaw said: “One possible explanation is that the doll was accidentally dropped by a commuter through the platform gap, and then picked up and placed on the tunnel wall by a worker.”
He added that objects being dropped through the platform gaps are not common, but not uncommon either, although there have been no identical cases of doll sightings.