The Government has given consent to resume the building works of the Mass Transit Railway Corporation’s Tin Wing Stop development project.
The piling works of the project were suspended on June 25 last year after settlement readings at Platform No. 7 of Light Rail Tin Wing Stop exceeded the pre-set limit.
Following the suspension, the registered building professional appointed for the works submitted a report and proposed measures to alleviate the effects of the works on the structural safety of nearby railway facilities to the Buildings Department.
The department has confirmed the structural safety of the facilities concerned, while the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department has confirmed that the MTR Corporation has put in place stringent measures to ensure railway safety.
The suspended building works will be resumed in phases on May 31.
Meanwhile, the registered structural engineer appointed for the project confirmed that structural safety of the platform would not be affected within the estimated settlement range of 150mm.
The Civil Engineering & Development Department accepted the settlement level estimate, while the MTR Corporation said the revised pre-set trigger level would not affect railway operation safety.
The Buildings Department has also accepted the revised pre-set trigger level of 150mm.