SINGAPORE: While residents will be moving into BTO units in Keat Hong and Choa Chu Kang towns and the future Tengah Town, the increase in ridership is insufficient to support a new station between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Gombak MRT stations, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said.
Mr Khaw made his comments on Monday (Aug 15) in a written reply to a question from Chua Chu Kang GRC MP Zaqy Mohamad.
Stating that ridership is a key consideration when deciding to build an additional MRT station, Mr Khaw said that the Ministry of Transport will "continue to monitor developments in the area and will reconsider our position if and when the ridership case becomes stronger".
The Transport Minister added that three bus services have been introduced as part of the Bus Service Enhancement Programme, to serve additional residents in the area.
"This should be sufficient for now," Mr Khaw said. "We will further increase bus services and capacity as necessary."