Bencoolen MRT station was flooded as a water pipe had burst at the pipe’s elbow location in what appeared to be a pump room, sending water cascading down to the platform area on Friday (3 March).
According to The Straits Times, the Bencoolen MRT station’s Downtown Line 3 was partially submerged by water that came from within.
The video, which was posted on The Straits Times website, shows the water falling like rain in the facility. As well as showing close-ups view of the defective pipe.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that the fault has since been rectified, adding that the water from the burst pipe was immediately channelled into the drainage pits and the valve shut down within 15 minutes.
The spokesman said that there was no damage to any major equipment or inconvenience to stakeholders, saying, “The water pipe at the elbow location has since been reinforced to make it more rigid.”
According to the LTA, the new line, which connects the city in River Valley to the Expo station in the east, is slated to be opened by the fourth quarter of 2017.