Malacañang asks for understanding as MRT7 construction continues

“We call for continues public understanding and cooperation as heavier traffic is expected with the start of MRT 7 construction activities this January,” Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said during the January 20 press briefing in Kalibo, Aklan.

He said among the affected areas are North Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, and Quirino Highway in Caloocan City.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) also released a traffic management plan for alternate routes as the construction of the train line’s phase 1 along North Avenue starts.

“Humihingi po kami ng pang-unawa sa anumang abalang maaaring maidulot ng ginagawang konstraksiyon ano ‘no – lahat ng ito po ay pansamantala lamang, panandaliang hirap na ang resulta ay pangmatagalang ginhawa,” Roque said.

“We expect the completion of MRT 7, including its 14 stations by 2019. By then, an estimated 420 thousand passengers daily will benefit from this rail system that will connect North Avenue in Quezon City to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan,” he added.