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'Bakit parang lumalala habang kinukumpuni ito?'

Poe to DOTr: Explain worsening problems in MRT-3

/ 04:16 PM July 03, 2019
Poe to DOTr: Explain worsening problems in MRT-3

Sen. Grace Poe. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday asked the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to explain how they are addressing recent problems with the Metro Rail Transport-3 (MRT-3).

Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, said the transportation department should lay out to the public its solutions to solve the problems of the MRT-3.

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“Halos linggo-linggo na ang aberya sa MRT. Bakit parang lumalala pa ang kundisyon ng train habang kinukumpuni ito?” Poe said in a statement.

“The DOTr should explain to the people how it intends to solve this to allay the fears of the passengers,” the senator added.

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Poe added that the maintenance work should make a difference to the line’s performance, ensuring the safety and convenience of its passengers.

“The ongoing maintenance work being undertaken by Sumitomo-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-TES Philippines should start making a difference in the train’s daily grind,” Poe said.

“The MRT-3 transports hundreds of thousands of our kababayan everyday. Their safety and convenience are imperative,” she added.

On Wednesday morning, about 850 passengers were offloaded from a northbound MRT-3 train due to a defective door.

MRT-3’s management explained that the malfunction may be caused by “stress on door components caused by leaning on the door or forcing it open.” (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

READ: Over 800 MRT-3 passengers offloaded due to door malfunction

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