In case you’re reading this article in the middle of a daily agony of commuting in the metro – a truly traffic-induced personal hell in the Philippines, this should make you smile: the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has gave a go-signal for the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) by approving its construction cost.
The MMSP, one of 36 big-ticket infrastructure projects of President Duterte, has a budget of P355.6 billion.
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Well, this would be our first urban underground train system. According to latest traffic updates, the plan is for the P355.6 billion to be constructed from the fourth quarter of 2018. Worth mentioning is that this train system can operate even before entire line done as the MMSP taskforce will carry out the project’s partial operations in 2022. You can try the MMSP out once it’s finished sometime in 3 years later, likely 2025.
We all agree that Tokyo, Japan’s trains and subways are the best way to get around the city. Based on such extensive rapid transit system, the MMSP will be an efficient one. Our urban gridlock will not disappear anytime soon, a viable Quezon City-to-Taguig subway system to lessen some of your stress of commuting in the metro is truly an immeasurable relief.
Based on Japanese rapid transit system, the MMSP is expected to be an efficient one
The multi-billion subway project will have train stop system, water-stop panels, earthquake detection, high-level entrances to prevent flooding, and doors. Once completed, the subway system would cut the usual travel time from Quezon City to Taguig to just 31 minutes. Yes, you can get your 30 minutes of bliss.
Do you think the MMSP can effectively cure our big problem with the heavy traffic in Metro Manila?