Banggaan ng dalawalang truck sa QC, isa ang sugatan
admin • June 10, 2014 • 3270
Ang 6 wheeled truck na bumangga sa likod ng isang 10 wheeled truck habang bumubuhos ang malakas na ulan sa northbound lane ng Katipunan Avenue, QC (UNTV News)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Sugatan ang isang tsuper matapos bumangga ang minamaneho nitong truck sa isang 10 wheeled truck na may dalang mga bakal, alas-2:30 kaninang madaling araw, Martes, sa northbound lane ng Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.
Kinilala ang biktima na si Jerry Dorado.
Ayon sa driver ng 10 wheeled truck na si Rodel Elcarte, papaliko ito sa isang construction site sa Katipunan Avenue nang biglang sumalpok sa likuran nito ang 6 wheeled truck na minamaneho ni Dorado.
“Dahan-dahan ako, naka-signal naman ako bigla na lang sumalpok sa puwitan ng truck,” pahayag ni Elcarte.
Madulas na kalsada ang sinasabing dahilan ng aksidente na dulot ng biglang buhos ng malakas na ulan kaninang madaling araw.
Sa tulong ng MMDA Rescue Unit ay nailabas sa loob ng sasakyan si Dorado at mabilis na isinugod sa East Avenue Medical Center. (Jerico Albano / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that the Katipunan Avenue bypass road will open by the end of 2021.
The Katipunan Avenue bypass road, according to the DPWH, is already 70% complete. Once opened, it will shorten travel time from Quezon City to Rizal province from more than one hour to 40 minutes.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said motorists from Rizal can traverse the new bypass road instead of plying through Commonwealth to ease traffic.
“This will benefit Quezon city, Marikina, Rizal it’s an alternative route and its a new alignment in Metro Manila,” he said.
Around 10,000 motorists are estimated to benefit from the bypass road once it is opened to the public. The DPWH also said motorists do not need to pay any toll fees the road becomes operational. AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Five point-to-point (P2P) bus units started servicing students from CP Garcia Avenue and along Katipunan Avenue on Wednesday, June 20.
They now serve as replacements for tricycles following the directive from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB.)
LTFRB Board Member Atty. Aileen Lizada on Tuesday, June 19, accosted tricycle drivers plying on the highway, posing risks especially to student passengers.
The buses charge P8.00 per student from Katipunan Avenue to Aurora Boulevard while parents or guardians pay P10.00 each.
“Kami po ay taos sa pusong tumulong po sa ating LTFRB para matulungan din ang mga riding public natin dito sa Katipunan,” said DNS Transport Operations Manager Patrick Joseph Bocobo.
“Maganda wala nang abala…Mas safe ito pag umuulan,” said Joy Dionisio, a passenger.
“Kung araw-araw ganito at saka eight pesos lang, kasi yun lang talaga kaya namin,” said another passenger Che Tuvilla.
The local government also sent e-trikes to augment the transport units and they are free of charge.
Meanwhile, tricycle drivers assured that the operations of the P2P buses and e-trikes do not affect their income.
“Pagdating doon tatluhan ng tatluhan wala namang problema, okay naman sir, basta mahalaga yung safety ng riding in public. Kung kami, sunod tayo sa ordinansa. Aanhin mo malaki ang kita kung madisgrasya ka naman,” said Loyola Heights/Pansol TODA President Alex Baay. – Reynante Ponte / Marje Pelayo
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) inspected on Monday the newly opened Metro Manila Eastern Multimodal Transport Terminal in Marikina City.
As of Monday, there are only four bus companies stationed at the new terminal, namely, the Superlines, Amihan Bus Line, Philtranco and the Dimple Star.
The buses have routes going to Iloilo, Caticlan Romblon and Mindoro.
The DOTR and MMDA plan to transfer to the four hectare terminal the bus companies with terminals along EDSA that violate the nose in nose out policy.
“This terminal is not the 100% solution to the problem. No single infrastructure can resolve it. No single system can resolve 100% the state of our transportation and traffic woes,” DOTr Sec. Arthur Tugade said.
The Bright Future Realty Corporation, the company running the said terminal, said provincial buses with South Luzon Expressway routes will ply the C5 road.
While those going north will ply the Katipunan Avenue and would turn to Mindanao avenue and exit to NLEX.
The Transportation Department seeks to make the said terminal technology-based, meaning there would be full monitoring of the entire area to ensure that other vehicles won’t illegally park there.
The DOTR also target to launch an online booking of trips in the said terminal.
Aside from buses –UV Express vans, passenger jeepneys and taxis can also use the said terminal. This is to make passengers’ commute easier, especially those coming from provinces carrying a lot of baggage.
“It’s wider. If the passenger would just commute, there is a main road. If it’s just taxi, the passenger would have no difficulty getting a cab,” Bus driver Antonio Dado said.
“It’s a bit far. But it’s just okay since it’s more comfortable,” Commuter John Lorento said.
“It’s different in Pasay. It’s dirty in that area and there are many thieves. It’s more peaceful in this area,” Commuter Violy Nadal said.
Transportation officials are still finishing the construction of other facilities in the terminal, and it is expected to be fully operational before the year ends. – Joan Nano | UNTV News and Rescue
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