The Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1 Cavite Extension project is now halfway through after almost 20 years.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the overall progress rate of the LRT 1 Cavite Extension project stood at 61.6 percent as of November 2021.
The project, which was first approved by the National Economic and Development Authority on August 25, 2000, is expected to be completed by the middle of 2024.
In September 2019, after securing right-of-way acquisition and addressing a number of unresolved issues and constraints, the Department of Transportation, together with the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) and Light Rail Manila Corp. (LRMC), started actual construction works for the Project.
Phase 1 of the project covers 7 kilometers of the 11-kilometer LRT-1 Cavite Extension, including the Redemptorist Station, MIA Station, Asiaworld Station, Ninoy Aquino Station and Dr. Santos Station. The remaining stations between Las Piñas and Niog are targeted to start operations this year.
Once completed, the project is expected to cut travel time between Baclaran and Bacoor, Cavite to just 25 minutes from 1 hour and 10 minutes, and increase LRT-1’s capacity from 500,000 to 800,000 passengers daily.