MANILA – President Aquino said the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) should have had lesser problems, if only the former administration has done certain actions.
“There is a problem. But it is a problem that should have less problems attached to it, if certain things were done before we took over,” Aquino said, as quoted in an interview for the Philippine Star.
Aquino said the MRT 3, which is now catering to 500,000 on a daily basis was originally built for only 300,000 passengers.
He, however did not commented when asked about the length of time that commuters still have to bear waiting for the train’s glitches to be repaired.
The President also noted that the light rail systems, with the LRT Line 1 built in 1981 and the MRT Line 3 constructed in the mid-90s, are “really old.”
He also assured the public that the government, through the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), is now conducting measures to solve the MRT problems.