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LTA organises meeting to review traffic situation along Upper Thomson Road

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has organised a meeting later this week to review the traffic situation along a busy stretch of Upper Thomson Road which saw two fatal accidents recently.

The meeting will include the area’s MP, grassroots leaders, relevant authorities and representatives from the Church of the Holy Spirit.

It seems two fatal accidents, including the death of former national athlete Tan Eng Yoon, have not stopped pedestrians from dashing across Upper Thomson Road outside the Church of the Holy Spirit.

A pedestrian crossing and an overhead bridge are located some 200 metres in opposite directions of the church.

The church has also asked worshippers to petition for traffic lights to be installed there after the recent accidents.

Roberto Pargrez, parishioner, said: “The main problem in this area is there is a long stretch without traffic lights. So people tend to rush. They drive very fast.”

When contacted by MediaCorp, the area’s MP said a meeting of all parties concerned is scheduled for Thursday.

Hri Kumar, MP, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, said: “The reason why we want this group to come together is because you can’t localise the problem. Any particular solution you have on any part of Thomson Road may affect people living up or down the road.

“So you need to get the community involved, so that a solution that can be found that can benefit as many people as possible.”

LTA said motorists and pedestrians also have a part to play in keeping the roads safe.