‘DANGER,’ NOT ‘ACTION’:City councilors also said the department was missing figures for underground water pressure and cracks in the walls of the MRT tunnels
Date: May 01, 2015
By: Kuo Yi, Hsu Yi-ping and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with Staff Writer
Taipei city councilors, during a meeting of the city council’s transportation
committee yesterday, accused the Taipei Department of Mass Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) of misleading the public by using different names for the danger values and for allegedly being in the dark on some numbers that were critical for the building’s success.
The meeting was held due to recent reports that the construction of Taipei Dome was negatively affecting the Bannan MRT Line, reportedly causing cracks in the tunnels near Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall MRT Station.
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) City Councilor Lee Ching-yuan (李慶元) said DORTS has repeatedly used the word “action value” (行動值) in its reports, when it was actually referring to the “danger value” (危險值) of the building. [FULL STORY]