MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 management issued on Thursday (February 14) a statement easing its liquid ban by allowing liquid items less than 100 milliliters in volume.
“Ang bottled water, drinks at iba pang uri ng likido tulad ng pabango, rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol), hand sanitizers na 100ML and below ang volume capacity ay pinapayagan na po sa loob ng istasyon at tren ng MRT-3,” the MRT-3 management said in a statement posted on Twitter.
The ban was implemented following the twin bombings in Jolo, Sulu that killed more than 20 people and wounded several others.
The ban was to avoid entry of liquid substance that can be mixed with other chemicals to form a liquid bomb.
The measure drew flak from commuters due to inconveniences and commuting delays.
The advisory also calls on commuters who who had items confiscated during inspections to claim their belongings by presenting an identification card to the station supervisor where the items were seized. – Marje Pelayo
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) maintains that minimum fare in MRT Line 3 will remain despite the ongoing rehabilitation works on the train system.
According to Transport Undersecretary Timothy John Batan, unless commuters experience full convenience and observe significant improvements in the MRT Line 3 system, there is no reason for any fare increase.
Meanwhile, the Department is expected to achieve its target train speed of 60 km. and the completion of its rehabilitation efforts including the replacement of new rail tracks and the addition of new train coaches by the year 2021.
Once completed, the MRT Line 3’s full operation is expected to accommodate up to 600,000 passengers every day. – MNP (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
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