DoTR’s Metro Manila Subway Project gets Green Light from NEDA

A ray of light for Metro Manila’s traffic woes


In case you are reading this in the middle of a tiring commute dealing with the metro’s traffic woes, this should make you smile: NEDA has approved the budget for the Metro Manila Subway Project. Costing Php355.6 billion, the Metro Manila Subway Project will be the country’s first underground subway. In case you are not aware, here’s the proposed route for the Metro Manila Subway Project:


Groundbreaking for the Metro Manila Subway Project is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018 but partial operations will likely start as early as 2022. The proposed subway project will be a modern one, and is based on Tokyo’s subways, having features such as water-stop panels, doors, high-level entrances for flood prevention, earthquake detection and a train stop system.

Once completed, the Metro Manila Subway Project can transport commuters from Quezon City to Taguig in 31 minutes. Yes, 31 minutes of traffic-free bliss.

Do you think this is the public transport that can solve all of our commuting woes? Comment down below!

Source: Entrepreneur

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One Comment

  1. I don’t want to get my hopes up on this one. This venture will only be successful is if it will be developed, operated, & maintained by a Japanese private entity. Our government has a bad reputation for bungling these type of projects. Just take a look at MRT in EDSA & you will see what I mean.

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