A PROPOSED underground line connecting Hong Kong east and Kwun Tong is set to jeopardise plans for a long-awaited paddling pool for children visiting Victoria Park. Vice-chairman of the Urban Council's Capital Works Committee, Jennifer Chow Kit-bing, yesterday urged the MTRC to avoid building the line, which would make Tin Hau the end-station in east Hong Kong. Miss Chow said the Urban Council planned to start work on a major improvement project in Victoria Park which would bring the first paddling pool to Hong Kong Island. The $107 million project will move the tennis court, which will be upgraded, to elsewhere in the park and replace it with the pool. 'If Tin Hau is to be the terminus, the pool is bound to be affected,' Miss Chow said. She believes the MTRC should choose other stations like Fortress Hill as the terminus. 'We want to voice our concerns before everything is confirmed. We don't want to repeat the incident of Lai Chi Kok Park in Victoria Park.' Work on the second stage of Lai Chi Kok Park has been halted despite the completion of $4 million worth of piling work. The Government notified Urbco that the area might be used for constructing part of the Western Corridor. Miss Chow said the Urban Services Department had applied for improvements to Victoria Park a year ago. Work was due to start early next year, with completion set for 1998. She said her committee would meet the MTRC next week to discuss the matter. The new MTR route is to relieve congestion between Kowloon and Quarry Bay, where passengers also have to walk a long way to change trains. Corporate affairs manager, Miranda Leung Chan Chi-ming, said a consultancy firm would begin a feasibility study aimed at seeking alternatives.