DOTC allocates P203M for LRT-1 rehab

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 14 2012 05:17 PM | Updated as of Sep 15 2012 07:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Transportation and Communication is allocating P203 million to rehabilitate and repair trains of LRT Line 1 to improve its operations.

The DOTC says bulk of the budget will go to the rehabilitation of 21 dilapidated light rail vehicles. Two trains will also be restored.

These vehicles were involved in separate train collision incidents in Balintawak and Roosevelt.

The DOTC adds the repair works are part of the P1 billion government program to rehabilitate key components of the LRT system. 

LRT Line 1 is a 20-station railway system that runs from Roosevelt in Quezon City and Baclaran in Pasay City. About 500,000 commuters use LRT Line 1 daily. - ANC