Malacañang asks for public’s understanding as EDSA traffic gets worse due to major road projects
This is also the reason why the celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution will be held at Malacañang instead.
Christian Esguerra of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Malacañang has asked the public for understanding and "share the burden" as traffic along Edsa is expected to become much worse beginning Monday (February 17) when the construction of new road projects begin.
The report quoted Palace spokesperson Herminio Coloma as saying over Radyo ng Bayan that the projects will benefit everyone once they are completed. "We call on our people to share in the burden of sacrifice and bear with the short-term inconvenience so we can build better roads that will ensure faster travel and more productive living in our highly congested National Capital Region," he said.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) "earlier projected that on Edsa alone, vehicular traffic could slow down to only 1 to 9 kilometers per hour" when the construction of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 project begins.
Malacañang announced that the celebration of the 28th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution on Feb. 25 will be held on the Palace grounds this year instead of at Edsa so as not to worsen the traffic situation on the thoroughfare.
For more on this story, log on to Inquirer.net