Works on Sentosa’s intra-island cable way given go-ahead

Works on Sentosa’s intra-island cable way given go-ahead
A cable car, part of the Intra-Island Cableway on Sentosa, was suspended about 20m high (left) with one person stuck inside. The other cable car crashed into a construction site.

SINGAPORE - The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has given the green light for installation works on the new intra-island cable way at Sentosa to resume.

A directive to stop work was issued on August 10, after an empty cable car dislodged and fell into a construction site. BCA said that the incident was caused by an entanglement of the main hauling rope and temporary rope. No one was injured.

The directive was lifted on September 22.

BCA said in a statement that it is satisfied that all necessary mitigation measures have been implemented since the incident.

"The cable way manufacturer and their contractor have enhanced operating procedures that would prevent the recurrence of similar incidents", the authority added.

BCA also said that it will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the new measures in the interest of public safety.

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