Incoming Transportation Secretary mentioned that president-elect Rodrigo Duterte is quite serious in thinking about setting up cable cars in Metro Manila to solve the ever dilemma of traffic jam in the nation’s capital.
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Arthur Tugade, the incoming minister mentioned, that the preliminary discussion with a company that supplies 35-seater cable cars for commuters in South America are currently ongoing and when accepted, this new style of method of travel for the capital’s 12 million individuals will be effective within 18 months.
Tugade said to ANC’s ‘Headstart’, “Pag nagdagdag tayo ng kalsada at nag-construct tayo, lalong makaka-traffic. Kung gusto mo ng additional capacity, pumunta ka sa itaas,”
“Suffice to say, for the moment, that is seriously being looked into,” he said, adding the plan could be seen operational first in the Pasig to Makati business zones.
This coming Thursday, Duterte will assume the office and will ask the Congress for a “special power” to answer the traffic issue which he regarded as among the country’s crisis.
The special power involves opening subdivision roads to traffic as well as doing away with public bidding for several projects in infrastructure.
Based on a research by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, because of traffic jam the nation appears to lose approximately 2.4 billion pesos a day.