HDB blocks 101 to 109 in Potong Pasir Ave 1 to get lift upgrading

Blocks 101 to 109 in Potong Pasir Avenue 1 will be the first in an opposition ward to undergo lift upgrading, according to People’s Action Party (PAP) adviser to Potong Pasir, Sitoh Yih Pin, in a news release on Friday evening.

In July, the government announced that some blocks in opposition-held Potong Pasir and Hougang will come under the Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP). The plan is to have all eligible blocks go under the programme by 2014.

Mr Sitoh, who was also the PAP’s candidate in Potong Pasir in the last election, added that he will be forming a working committee.

This committee will implement the upgrading, which involves garnering a necessary 75 per cent support from affected residents.

The scope of works for LUP includes an overhaul of existing lifts and works required to give direct lift access on every floor.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 2 Oct 2009

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