Fully pedestrianised Orchard Road being explored in long term to refresh premier shopping belt: Iswaran (Apr 2017)
"Singapore's premier shopping belt, Orchard Road, could become fully pedestrianised as part of bold plans to transform the precinct into a distinctive shopping and lifestyle destination, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran said on Thursday (April 13)."
"Speaking at a tourism industry conference, he said government agencies such as Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Land Transport Authority are working with the private sector to make Orchard Road more pedestrian-friendly and conducive for street-level activities and fully pedestrianising Orchard Road is one of the options they are exploring in the longer term."
"Sustaining competitiveness and growth requires coordinated efforts to develop unique and differentiated products and experiences, and enhancing industry competitiveness, he said."
(Source: The Straits Times)