Friday, February 27, 2009

Newsflash! Pay for goods over MRT fare gate and get fined $2,000


"When contacted, an SMRT spokesman confirmed it is indeed against their regulations to conduct business transactions over the fare gate.

The spokesman said the maximum penalty for such an offence is a $2,000 fine.

When asked if transactions are allowed if both parties are in the paid area, or the unpaid area, a spokesman for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said: 'Other factors such as the effect of business or trade on passenger flow, safety and security considerations are taken into consideration.'


Well i conduct “business” at the MRT station occasionally, of course i do not deal directly at the faregates, but at the extreme ends where there are no passengers walking around.

Hopefully it only applies to dealing directly at the faregates, else it’ll be a great inconvenience to many.


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