No more warnings! That’s the view of as train operator SMRT as it says that it will issue outright fines from now on for those caught eating and drinking in MRT.
It seems that the current practice is to warn the offenders, usually through the station’s PA system, and then fine the offenders if they continue eating. I must say I’m surprised. I always thought anyone found eating and drinking on MRT trains and stations would be fined immediately. Why does SMRT give a warning? I mean there are signs all over the stations stating “no eating or drinking allowed”, isn’t that enough warning?
Even if you are blind or can’t read, it’s common knowledge that you can’t eat or drink in MRT trains and stations. I had always known it. There are Singaporeans who don’t? So for those people complaining about this new ruling from SMRT, I have a suggestion. Walk to work!