Pasig River Ferry Service starts anew in April

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is setting sights on the revival of the Pasig River Ferry Service in April using 40 ferries and will charge commuters a minimal fare.

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MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said this will help commuters evade the monstrous traffic in Metro Manila roads caused by the overlapping construction of 15 major infrastructure projects.

The ferry service stopped its operation because of the P94-million losses it incurred when it operated from 2007 to 2010.

The ferry service had 17 stations and two lines, the first of which was the Pasig River Line that stretched from Plaza Mexico in Intramuros, Manila to Nagpayong station in Pasig City.

Meanwhile, the MMDA also launched a website which will update motorists and commuters on the status of construction of the 15 road projects.

He said the website, dubbed as Metro Manila Roadway Tablet (MMRT), will be updated twice a week in order for the public to know the development of these projects.

The MMDA chief also reminded motorists to brace heavy traffic on Monday as the construction of Skyway 3 will start in Buendia in Makati City.

“The Skyway project advance works will start on Monday night where they will be constructing 10 posts from San Andres in Manila up to Buendia in Makati City,” he added.

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