Second batch of MRT-3 escalators up for rehab

The second batch of conveyance facilities of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is set for restoration, as the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) awarded the contract to rehabilitate the remaining escalators of the metropolis’ main light rail line.

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The P65.48-million project, which covers all 34 Mitsubishi-brand escalators, was awarded to International Elevator & Equipment, Inc. (IEEI) through the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service.

IEEI holds proprietary rights to rehabilitate the second batch of escalators, being the brand’s exclusive distributor. It will undertake such works within 223 calendar days from the issuance of the Notice to Proceed.

This project aims to provide relief to commuters—especially senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and pregnant women—by causing the refurbishment of escalators located inside the following stations:

  • Araneta Center-Cubao (8 units)
  • Shaw Boulevard (8 units)
  • Boni (2 units)
  • Buendia (4 units)
  • Ayala (10 units)
  • Taft (2 units)

The remaining batch of conveyance facilities that is under procurement consists of the total replacement of 32 escalators, which became obsolete in 2013. Earlier this year, the DOTC announced the completion of the first batch of escalator refurbishment.

These efforts to rehabilitate the line’s conveyance facilities are among the various projects of the DOTC to modernize and improve the MRT-3.

—From the Department of Transportation and Communications