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MMDA to replace concrete barriers on EDSA with bollards —GM Garcia


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will replace the concrete barriers along bus lanes on EDSA with bollards, after reviewing a recent video that has gone viral online of a bus hitting lane dividers.

Interviewed on Dobol B sa News TV on Wednesday, MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said that the replacements will be sponsored by the private sector.

“In the next few weeks po, lalagyan po natin 'yan yung bollards na mas manipis po 'yun,” he said.

However, Garcia noted that concrete barriers will remain at loading and unloading areas for commuters' safety.

“’Yun pong ating loading and unloading base—200 meters before, 1000 meters after—lalagyan rin natin ng concrete barriers ‘yan na dikit-dikit,” he added.

A bus was caught on dash cam video hitting concrete barriers on EDSA  recently.

Earlier, MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said they had forwarded the report to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran, and the LTFRB for issuance of a show cause order.

Garcia underscored that the accidents along EDSA bus lane involving barriers were caused by drivers' behavior.

According to him, only around 0.004 percent of all vehicles that used the lane encountered accidents, based on the data of the Department of Transportation. —LBG/AOL, GMA News

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