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

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Metro Rail Transit (MRT)

Metro Rail Transit (MRT)

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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DOTr targets partial operation of MRT-7 in 2021

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 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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No water in 20 Quezon City villages from May 24 to 25 —Manila Water

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

People queuing for rationed water

Residents in 20 areas in Quezon City will experience a seven-hour water service interruption starting Friday night, the Manila Water Co. announced on Monday.

The water distributor said this is due to relocation of major pipelines along Elliptical Road.

“More than 242,000 population in 20 barangays in Quezon City will experience water service interruption as Manila Water relocates its major pipeline at the corner of Elliptical Road and North Avenue to make way for the construction of the MRT 7,” it said in an advisory.

The water service interruption will be implemented from 11 p.m. on May 24 (Friday) to 6 a.m. on May 25 (Saturday).

Affected areas are as follows:

  • Bagong Pag-asa
  • Bahay Toro
  • Alicia
  • Old Capitol Site
  • Pasong Tamo
  • Pinyahan
  • Central Culiat
  • Malaya
  • New Era
  • Project 6
  • Ramon Magsaysay
  • San Vicente
  • Santo Cristo
  • Sikatuna Village
  • Tandang Sora
  • Teachers Village East
  • Teachers Village West
  • UP Village
  • Vasra

Manila Water advised affected residents to store enough water as some of these areas may still experience service interruptions even after the restoration due to limited water supply.

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MMDA warns of heavy traffic as Tandang Sora Flyover shuts down

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Tandang Sora flyover

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has warned motorists of snarling traffic situations in Quezon City as it shuts down the Tandang Sora Flyover and intersection.

MMDA said the flyover along Commonwealth Avenue would be closed beginning 11 p.m. Saturday (March 2) to give way to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line 7. It was previously scheduled on February 23 but was postponed for a week as requested by the local government of Quezon City.

Based on data from the agency, more than 100,000 motorists are expected to be affected by the closure of the busy Tandang Sora flyover and intersection.

Alternate routes announced for motorists affected by the closure of Tandang Sora flyover and intersection beginning March 2, 2019. Photo from MMDA/DOTr

In light of the closure, the MMDA has bared possible alternate routes for affected motorists.

For those going to Quezon Memorial Circle, take a U-turn in front of Home Depot, turn right on Luzon Avenue and exit Congressional Extension; or turn right on Tandang Sora Avenue and U-turn on Congressional Extension.

For those coming from Fairview, turn right on Don Antonio, go through Mapayapa going to Luzon Avenue.

When going to Katipunan, motorists may turn right on Luzon Avenue, U-turn on Congressional Extension and proceed to Luzon Flyover;

They may also take a U-turn near the Technohub and turn right on Tandang Sora going to Katipunan. Motorists can also go under the Luzon Flyover; or make a U-turn on Commonwealth Avenue-Elliptical Road and turn right on University Avenue, then turn right again on C.P. Garcia exiting to Katipunan.

The U-turn slot under the Luzon Avenue flyover will also be moved to Congressional Avenue Extension before Monday, according to MMDA.

The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (QC-DPOS), meanwhile, assured to open subdivision gates when necessary to address heavy traffic.

Under the MRT-7 project, the Tandang Sora flyover will be demolished for the construction of the Tandang Sora Station. It is expected to be completed in two years.

The MMDA has urged the public to cooperate and follow traffic rules for the success of the project. – Robie de Guzman

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