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Over 300 traffic choke points identified in Metro Manila — MMDA chief

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 01:38 PM September 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A study of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has so far uncovered more than 300 traffic choke points in Metro Manila. 

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim disclosed this during the hearing of the Senate committee on public services on Tuesday.

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Lim said the study, which is being conducted by Jica in coordination with the MMDA, started last March and is expected to be completed within a year.

“They have identified mga more than 300 choke points all over Metro Manila,” the MMDA chief told the committee.

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“‘Yan po isa-isang tutukan, bibilangin ‘yung mga sasakyan and then eventually, the product would be a comprehensive plan.

“Ang problem naman kasi every time we come up with a proposal, nagkakaroon ng problema,” Lim said.

He cited as an example the implementation of the provincial bus ban, which was stopped by the court.

Lim said MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia was even cited for contempt by the court.

“Kaya hindi ko alam kung ipagpapatuloy po ba natin ‘yung pagdi-discuss natin sa provincial bus ban na ‘yan,” he said. /je

READ: 77 Metro choke points identified by MMDA

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