A Monorail will be the main feature of the Cebu integrated transport system

A Monorail will be the main feature of the Cebu integrated transport system


Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, chief of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV)said Davao-based business group’s proposed monorail system will be the main feature of the Integrated Inter-modal Transport System (IITS).

The monorail system will serve as the mass transport backbone of Metro Cebu, and will become the main element of the Cebu IITS project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

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“The Duterte administration is determined to give the Cebuanos a sigh of relief against the long-standing traffic problem in Cebu. Such determination will be operationalized through this monorail project of Udenna (Infrastructure Corp.) of Mr. Dennis Uy,” said Dino 

Udenna revised its earlier proposal to build a Light rail Transit (LRT) and instead proposed to implement the Cebu Rail Project using the monorail technology.

Other components of the Cebu IITS will include the high priority bus system, P2P (point-to-point) bus system, and intelligence traffic management system.

When asked whats difference between LRT and a monorail, Dino said a monorail is far easier to construct than a LRT and has the same passenger-carrying capacity and operational efficiency with that of the LRT system.
“Among monorail’s plausible feature is its cost for its construction. With PHP80 billion or half of the LRT’s cost, Metro Cebu will enjoy a mass transport backbone using the monorail technology,” Dino noted.
Countries like US and Japan, monorails have also been a transport system in Malaysia, Europe, Russia, Korea, China, Brazil, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, Dino said.

"It's high time to be at par with those countries. And with the new leadership in Cebu province and the City of Cebu, I am confident that monorail will take a center stage of Cebu's development. Let's make Cebu number one again," he said.

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