Water supply in central areas were affected on Tuesday evening due to a burst water pipe along River Valley Road.
The leak, on a 0.7-metre diameter water pipe near Clemenceau Avenue, was reported at about 8pm.
National water agency PUB said the pipe was located within the Downtown Line 3 Fort Canning Station construction worksite.
As a result of the leak, water flowed onto the River Valley Road.
Residents and businesses in the central areas such as Race Course Road, Towner Road, Owen Road and Bukit Purmei Road were without water supply or experienced low pressure due to the heavy draw-off from the leak.
PUB said its officers completed the isolation of the leak two hours later, at 10pm.
PUB is investigating the cause of the leak.
Source – CNA – 26 jun 2013
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One of Singapore’s first generation apartment developments from the post-colonial era has been put up for collective sale.
The 40-unit development on 402 River Valley Road in district 10 was built in the early 1960s and has a land area of over 22,000 square feet.
It is effectively a freehold site as it has a unique tenure of close to a million years.
More than 80 per cent of the owners have signed a collective sale agreement to sell the property.
They expect offer prices of between S$72 million and S$80 million or between S$1,057 and S$1,175 per square foot.
The potential buyer will have the option of redeveloping the site into a gross plot ratio of 3.08, or about 130 apartment units of about 500 square feet each.
The site has a unique tenure of 999,999 years with effect from 1962.
The tender closes at 2.30pm on June 9.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 11 May 2011