180 lifts under AHTC to be upgraded over 15 months

Among the safety features that the Building and Construction Authority recommended installing in lifts, to bring them up to date, are high-tech sensors to monitor lift speed as well as an emergency communications system. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Among the safety features that the Building and Construction Authority recommended installing in lifts, to bring them up to date, are high-tech sensors to monitor lift speed as well as an emergency communications system. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Plans proceeding for second group of lifts after circuit breaker disrupted works on first batch

Around 180 Housing Board lifts under the Workers' Party-run Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) will be upgraded with better safety features over the next 15 months.

Upgrading plans are proceeding apace for this group of lifts, even as works on a first group that were due to be completed in April have yet to be finished because of the halt called on most building and construction work during the coronavirus outbreak.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2020, with the headline '180 lifts under AHTC to be upgraded over 15 months'. Print Edition | Subscribe