Biyahe mula Quezon City patungong Bulacan, mapapadali na oras na matapos ang konstruksyon ng MRT 7

admin   •   April 20, 2016   •   6167

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QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES — Matapos ang ilang taon, uumpisahan na ang konstruksyon ng MRT Line 7.

Ito ang linya ng tren na magdudugtong sa bayan ng San Jose del Monte, Bulacan hanggang sa Quezon City.

Pinangunahan ni Pres. Benigno Aquino III ang groundbreaking ceremony kaninang umaga sa Quezon City Circle.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa pakikiisa ng pribadong sektor at programa at proyekto. Patunay lang ito sa kumpiyansa nila sa isang gobyerno na hindi sila lalamangan at nakatutok sa kapakanan ng nakararami,” pahayag ni Aquino.

Magkakaroon ng labing-apat na istasyon ang MRT 7 na magsisimula sa EDSA North Avenue na dadaan sa kahabaan ng Commonwealth patungo sa San Jose del Monte, Bulacan

Sa kahabaan ng Commonwealth Avenue itatayo ang University Avenue Station ng MRT 7. Kapag natapos sa taong 2020, ang mahigit dalawang oras na byahe mula Bulacan hanggang Quezon City ay aabutin na lamang ng tatlumpung minuto.

Kayang magsakay ng MRT 7 ng mahigit tatlong daang libong pasahero araw-araw. At kapag natapos pa ang ibang upgrade ay kakayanin na nitong magsakay ng hanggang walong daang libong pasahero.

Nakipag-ugnayan na ang San Miguel Corp. sa MMDA upang matulungan sila sa pag-aayos sa daloy ng trapiko kapag naumpisahan ang konstruksyon.

Idudugtong ang MRT 7 sa LRT line 1 at di kalaunan ay sa MRT line 3.

Subalit isyu pa rin ang lugar ng pagtatayo ng common station. Base sa concession agreement sa tabi ng SM North Edsa itatayo ang common station taliwas sa pahayag ng Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) noon na magkakaroon rin ng common station sa Trinoma.

Bahagi rin ng proyekto ang isang intermodal transportation terminal o ITT na itatayo sa Balagtas, Bulacan na kayang mag-accomodate ng anim na pung bus gayundin ang isang access road mula Balagtas, Bulacan hanggang San Jose del Monte.

Malaki ang maitutulong nito sa mga taga-Bulacan dahil makakapagpasok ito ng mas maraming investor na makakapagpalago sa ekonomiya ng lalawigan

Sa ngayon ay may problema pa sa right of way sa San Jose del Monte. Subalit sinosolusyunan na ito ng lokal na pamahalaan.

“Mayroong tao ang DOTC at San Miguel na nakikipagusap doon. Ang akin, mamagitan lamang at tumulong magpaliwanag dahil ito sa kaunlaran ng siyudad na dapat maunawaan ng iba,” sabi ni alkalde ng San Jose del Monte na si Mayor Rey San Pedro.

ang San Miguel Corp. ang nakakuha ng kontrata sa naturang proyekto sa pamamagitan ng public private partnership ng pamahalaan.

(MON JOCSON/UNTV NEWS)

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MRT-7 above-ground construction at QC circle halted for ‘historical’ concerns

Marje Pelayo   •   February 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City Government issued on Wednesday (February 19) a cease and desist order against the above-ground construction at the Quezon Memorial Circle in relation to the ongoing establishment of MRT Line 7.

The order was prompted by discussions with environmentalists and historians citing the historical significance of the park above ground.

Despite this, however, Mayor Joy Belmonte clarified that underground construction will push through.

“We issued a cease and desist order for the superstructure or the above-ground structure which you can call probably the station, so the project itself is ongoing,” the Mayor said.

“They are still constructing the project. There will be no delays,” she clarified.

The Quezon City government wants to preserve the structures above ground of the QC Circle where the remains of former President Manuel L. Quezon lies.

Also, the QC government discovered some irregularities on the part of the project’s contractor.

Based on the approved clearance and permit granted to San Miguel Corporation and the EEI Corporation, MRT-7’s designated contractor, the floor area of the construction should only be 2,457 square meters as agreed upon by the local government of Quezon City.

However, it was discovered that the contractor already covered up to 10,791 square meters of the area.

“The way the structure looks to me is that of a commercial structure and I think a commercial structure has no place in a green space or a park,” Mayor Belmonte argued.

“That is there for leisurely purposes and for the enjoyment of the people. It’s a heritage park as well,” she added.

The local government is set to summon the contractor and representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to explain the matter.

The meeting will also have members of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA), members of the Quezon-Avancena family and representatives from the Quezon clan.

The DOTr, in response, agreed to attend the scheduled meeting while it assured the QC government that the construction of MRT-7 will go as scheduled.

“Definitely, we’ll not allow it to basically delay the whole project of MRT-7. The secretary strictly follows and monitors the strict implementation based on accepted schedule,” noted DOTr Assistant Secretary Giovanni Lopez.

Hindi po pumapayag ang ating kalihim na may mga ganiyang pangyayari at maantala ang ating proyekto (The Secretary does not allow such matter to delay the project),” he concluded. MNP (with reports from Joan Nano)

DOTr says QC-Bulacan MRT-7 project almost 50% complete

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2019

Commonwealth Avenue

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday reported that the construction of the Metro Rail Transit line 7 (MRT-7) is now 49.22 percent complete more than three years after construction started.

In a statement on Facebook, the DOTr said that civil works of the underground/depressed, at-grade, and elevated guideway are in various stages of construction, while civil works of nine of the 14 stations are in full swing.

Trackwork installations are also ongoing.

“Likewise, the required rolling stock of 108 cars has been completed, and are awaiting shipment pending the availability of the depot/holding area,” it added.

PROGRESS REPORT: The Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) is now 49.22% COMPLETE, as of October 2019!Based on the latest…

Posted by Department of Transportation – Philippines on Sunday, 10 November 2019

The 22-kilometer MRT-7 will connect Quezon City to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan.

The line is expected to reduce travel time to 35 minutes from the current 2 to 3 hours.

The project is eyed to be completed by 2021, the DOTr said.

DOTr targets partial operation of MRT-7 in 2021

Marje Pelayo   •   July 17, 2019

Proposed MRT 7 train

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is targeting the partial operation of MRT-7 in 2021.

DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan said the project will definitely ease the burden of commuters as travel time from Quezon City to San Jose del Monte in Bulacan will reduce significantly from four hours to about 35 minutes once the project is completed.

On Wednesday (July 17), Batan and DOTr officials inspected MRT-7’s construction site in Quezon City to check the work in progress.

According to the project’s contractor San Miguel Corporation, the ongoing construction is already 44% complete which includes the train stations, platforms and the line where the railings will be placed.

The DOTr also announced that the procurement of 36 new train sets from South Korea has already been done.

MRT-7 is a 23-kilometer railway system that connects North Avenue in Quezon City to the province of Bulacan.

The train system traverses 14 stations namely North Avenue, Quezon City Memorial Circle, University Avenue, Tandang Sora, Don Antonio, Batasan, Manggahan, Doña Carmen, Regalado, Mindanao Avenue, Quirino, Sacred Heart, Tala and San Jose Del Monte.

It can load up to 500,000 passengers daily.

To prevent similar glitches as those in MRT Line 3, the DOTr is in close coordination with the agency’s private partners in terms of the regular maintenance of the MRT-7.

Usec. Batan said the completion of the entire project is expected in 2022. – with details from Joan Nano

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