Following the train collision (at Joon Koon MRT station) last week, the authorities have done the right thing by taking steps to tackle the causes of the accident.
While there has been some disruption of train services, I applaud the companies that have provided alternative modes of transport to ferry their workers from the affected MRT stations to their work place and back.
This means that productivity and staff morale will not be compromised, and private bus operators can benefit from the additional revenue earned.
We also have to remember that by and large, the MRT has served us well over the years. And it will help to say a few kind words to the staff, to lift their spirts.
We need to pull together as one people, one nation during such challenges.
RAYMOND ANTHONY FERNANDO