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A whole load of patience

May 7, 2012 - 3:07am



Imagine sitting in your vehicle for up to eight hours at a stretch, just waiting to dump a load of soil. That’s the lot of the tipper truck drivers at Tanah Merah Coast Road.

A passer-by alerted The New Paper to a queue of trucks there. He described seeing about 100 trucks in line at about 9.30am on a Tuesday.

The drivers were waiting to enter the Changi Staging Ground (CSG), where they would dump excavated material from construction sites.

The passer-by, who declined to be named, said: “For all the push for productivity, it seems incongruous that lorries have to queue up for hours to dump (soil).”

HDB said it is aware of the queues at the Changi Staging Ground and has been taking measures to alleviate the situation.

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