LRTA offers free rides on Independence DayINQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines–In celebration of the 114th anniversary of the Philippine Independence that carries the theme “ Kalayaan: Pananagutan ng Bayan para sa Tuwid na Daan”, the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) is offering the public free rides on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at LRT Lines 1 and 2.
Engr. Emerson L. Benitez, LRTA Officer-in-Charge, said in a statement emailed to media firms that the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) approved the request from the National Historical Commission to give the public free rides in order to provide them convenience and mobility to participate in activities organized by various government agencies in the metropolis.
Benitez said commuters can take the free rides between 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and from 5 p.m.-7p.m. at LRT-1 (Baclaran-Roosevelt) and LRT-2 (Santolan-Recto) lines.
Last year, around 121, 000 passengers availed of the free rides with most of them children who had the chance to visit and enjoy the historic site of Rizal Park monument located near the UN station.
In line with DOTC’s mandate to provide the public with safe and secure travel, the LRTA will continue to observe “No inspection, No entry policy” in all of its stations.