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Construction of LRT1 Cavite extension to start in April

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday disclosed that the construction for the Light Rail Transit Line (LRT1) extension project to Bacoor, Cavite, would begin in April.

"Ito pong Abril na ito ay sa wakas mauumpisahan na po natin 'yung tinatawag nating actual works doon po sa extension ng LRT1 patungong Cavite," said Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John Batan in an interview on Dobol B sa News TV.

"Matagal na po ito, madami na po tayong kababayan lalo 'yung galing Cavite, galing sa area na 'yun, na nagtatanong kung nasaan na ba 'yung extension ng LRT1," he added.

According to the DOTr, the LRT1 Cavite extension project, which will connect to the existing Baclaran Station, is targeted to be completed in 2021.

The previous target of construction of the LRT1 Cavite extension was in mid-2018, but it was postponed to October of last year due to right-of-way issues.

The 11.7-kilometer extension project is expected to accommodate 410,000 passengers daily in its opening year and cut travel time from Parañaque to Bacoor from 90 minutes to 30 minutes on average. —Anna Felicia Bajo/KBK, GMA News