(Eagle News)—The Light Rail Transit Line 2 East Extension project is now 60 percent complete.
The Department of Transportation made the announcement as the ceremonial track-laying and installation of electromechanical systems were held on Tuesday, April 16.
Present during the event were Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, JICA Philippines Chief Representative Yoshio Wada, DOTr Undersecretary for Railways Timothy John Batan, LRTA Administrator Reynaldo Berroya, Marubeni Philippines Corporation President and CEO Naoto Tago, MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim, DMCI Managing Director David Villaviray, Congressman Bayani Fernando, Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro Ynares III, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro and other officials from the government and private sector.
According to the DOTr, as part of the final phase, these are expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020.
Once the project is completed, the agency said it will “significantly reduce travel time from Recto in Manila to Masinag in Antipolo, Rizal to just 40 minutes from three hours via bus or jeepney.”
The project will also see an additional 80,000 passengers accommodated daily, the DOTr said.