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AHTC brings lift upgrading forward after 25-year-old lifts installed by HDB act up

The lifts were installed by the Housing Development Board 25 years ago when the blocks were first constructed

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The Workers’ Party’s (WP) Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has brought forward its plans for lift upgrading at Blk 613B Bedok Resorvoir Road in the Eunos division of their Aljunied GRC after noticing that the lifts in the block are acting up with increasing frequency.

Revealing that the lifts were installed by the Housing Development Board 25 years ago when the blocks were first constructed, WP secretary-general Pritam Singh wrote on Facebook:

“The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council has brought forward the upgrading/ modernisation schedule for both lifts. Cushman & Wakefield have been awarded the modernisation contract by the Town Council to refurbish both lifts. Work will begin in the next few months.”

In the same Facebook post, Mr Pritam revealed that Blk 613B holds a special place in his heart since it was the first block he visited as a WP member in 2009/2010 before the 2011 General Election.

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Sharing photos from a block visit he conducted last week, the opposition politician shared about the bonds he has forged with the residents in the eight years he has been their Member of Parliament:

“Amongst the many familiar faces I met today include Penny and her family. In 2012, I visited her when her son Raphael was just 2 weeks old! Today he is seven, and a most polite and well-mannered young man. Since then, Penny and her husband KL have been blessed with two younger daughters.

“Good to meet the Lees last week too, who gave me most useful feedback on other matters for which some research needs to be done!”

Blk 613B, Bedok Reservoir Road ——————————————Blk 613B is special to me for a few reasons. Topmost is the fact that it…

Posted by Pritam Singh on Wednesday, 6 November 2019

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