Commuters group asks SC to stop MRT-LRT fare hike

February 3, 2015 3:31 am 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Feb. 2 (PNA) — Commuters group Riles Laan sa Sambayanan (RILES) Network on Monday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Metro Rail Transit-Light Rail Transit (MRT-LRT) fare hike.

LRT Line 1 traverses from Baclaran, Paranaque City to Roosevelt, Quezon City; LRT Line 2 travels from Recto, Manila to Santolan, Pasig City; and MRT Line 3 runs from North Avenue, Quezon City to EDSA-Taft, Pasay City.

In a protest action on Monday at the MRT North Avenue Station, RILES Network spokesman Sammy Malunes said that the riding public has already suffered enough from the one month implementation of the burdensome fare hike.

“We call on the Supreme Court to heed our commuters’ demand to issue a TRO against the MRT-LRT fare hike. Our belts could no longer get anymore tighter,” Malunes said.

Meanwhile, RILES Network claimed that instead of increasing, fare in the MRT and LRT should be rolled back as the price of oil used to generate electricity for the railway system has dramatically decreased worldwide. (PNA)

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