Cubao to Makati City in 5 minutes possible - PNP-HPG chief

Cubao to Makati City in 5 minutes possible - PNP-HPG chief

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made a promise that travel time from Cubao, Quezon City to Makati City in five minutes.

The Director of the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) said it is possible. He said the targeted travel time between the two key business centers is possible even before the end of the year or earlier than the deadline set by President Duterte.

“We will enforce traffic laws. If masusunod ‘yun, I think masosolusyonan ‘yung order ng Presidente (If traffic laws are obeyed, I think the order of the President can be realized),” Fajardo said. 

MMDA personnel and one of the PNP's HPG
(photo credit to owner)

Fajardo admits the order of the President is a tall one, but will take it up as a challenge, and the HPG will do its best.

“You will see. We will comply with the orders of the President. Kung hindi man five minutes ‘yun, eh ‘di gawin naming four minutes (If not five minutes, then we will make it four minutes,” he said in jest.

The PNP-HPG which is hardpressed to deliver is already having meetings with the Department of Transportation( DOTr), Land Transportation Office(LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board(LTFRB), and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority(MMDA) on measures to improve traffic flow along the major thoroughfare.

According to Fajardo,the goal set by the President is attainable as long as the use of bus lanes should be strictly enforced, bus terminals along EDSA should be shut down and the motorcycle lane should be on the third lane instead of  on the fast lane.

“Why? Para ‘yung fast lane talagang mabilis, hindi nag-aagawan, para ‘yung motorcycle hindi nakikipagpatintero sa mga mabilis na sasakyan,” he said.

(Why? So that the fast lane will really be fast and the motorcycles will not travel alongside the fast vehicles.)

The PNP-HPG this coming July will deploy 50 BMW motorcycles to be used by its personnel to strictly enforce traffic rules along the stretch of EDSA.


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