Facebook user Lim Vernon took to his Facebook on Wednesday (2 Dec) to slam the authorities for their poor design of sheltered walkway at the bus stop of Edgedale Plains in Punggol.
Mr Lim uploaded a TikTok video in his post showing a sheltered walkway connecting Waterway View and the bus stop of Edgedale Plains.
However, it seems that the sheltered walkway does not provide much – or any – cover for pedestrians under the pouring rain. Apparently both sides of the bus stop face the similar issue.
“Will the MP and LTA explain the thought process that goes behind the building of this shelter? And who inspect and approve this? And on whose cost will the rectification works be charged to?” Mr Lim questioned in his post.
“Given oversight by the town council, let the costs be borne by the MPs themselves and not the residents!” he added.
In the comments section under the post, a netizen who goes by the name Clement Kang claimed that he had written to the town council last year about the design of bus stop, but “nothing was done”.
He also shared a screenshot of an email he received from the Punggol Branch Housing Management Group.
Loh Mun Fei, a senior estate executive, apologised for the inconvenience, saying that the authorities have been working to “obtain clearances for the proposed extension” of the existing linkway.
“Once the approvals have been obtained, we will expedite the construction works,” the person added.