Tag Archives: Clementi

Plans underway for new MRT line

Planning for the 50km Cross Island Line (CRL) will commence at the end of this year, well ahead of construction work, as contractors will have to dig deeper underground for this project, The Straits Times reported.

To be completed in 2030, the MRT line will run from Tampines to Jurong and through the estates of Hougang, Sin Ming and Clementi, as well as beneath Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Central Catchment Area.

Choo Chai Foong, Deputy Director for Design Development (Rail) at the Land Transportation Authority (LTA), said underground excavation works are more “challenging” as the ground’s soil profile changes every two to three metres, which may affect the pace of construction.

“As stations get deeper, we must be more careful as there will be more risks and engineering methods need to be adjusted,” she added.

HDB launches 4191 new flats across 7 BTO projects

As part of its plan to deliver 25,000 Build-to-Order (BTO) flats this year, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) has launched 4,191 new flats across seven housing estates.

The units will be spread across two non-mature towns – Choa Chu Kang and Punggol as well as the three mature estates of Bukit Merah, Geylang and Clementi.

Ranging from two- to five-bedroom units and studio apartments, the new batch of BTO projects are Keat Hong Axis, Punggol Opal, Waterway Cascadia, Clementi Gateway, Depot Heights, Telok Blangah Ridgeview, and GreenTops @ Sims Place.

Excluding studio apartments, at least 85 and 95 percent of the BTO supply in non-mature and mature towns respectively will be set aside for eligible first-time buyers who may use housing grants to improve their chances of owning a new flat.

Applications for the new BTOs will end on Monday, 6 August.

Meanwhile, HDB is expected to launch another 3,700 units in September which will be located in Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang, Kallang Whampoa, Tampines and Woodlands.

At the same time, 3,000 flats will be offered under the Sale of Balance Flats (SBF) exercise.

Source PropertyGuru – 2010 Aug 1