During the First Hearing of the Senate Public Services Committee on the "Proposed Emergency Powers for President Duterte" to solve the traffic problem in Metro Manila.
Sec. Tugade was quoted as saying "Sa kalsada sobra sobra na 'yung sasakyan. Sobra sobra, dapat bawasan 'yung sasakyan, magpatayo ka ng kalsada o gumamit ka ng kalsada ng iba, 'yung mga privately-owned kagaya ng subdivisions," Tugade said.
One of the solutions to ease the traffic problems in Metro Manila is reduce the number of cars and build more roads but the Transportation Secretary also suggested to use privately-owned roads like those in subdivisions to ease the worsening traffic problem in the country's capital city.
The former Clark Development Authority Chairman, Sec. Tugade also anticipates that there will be oppositions from homeowners but he explained that using private roads to ease the traffic will not be forever.
Sec. Tugade stated "Hindi naman makikiraan tayo habangbuhay." Right now, Sec. Tugade revealed that he personally asking subdivisions to help the government. The government also assured the homeowners that they will be safe once they approve the proposals.
"Let it be said right here and now, that our choices for private roads will not be arbitrary or whimsical. We will not compromise safety of subdivisions. Security mechanisms and security expenses will be borne by the government," he said.
Tugade added private roads in subdivisions would only be used for certain times, such as during peak hours.
Sec. Art Tugade Plans to Open Up Private Villages to Ease Manila Traffic Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 8/11/2016 Rating: