Senator Grace Poe has pressed for an “independent audit” of the China-made trains which remained unusable because of incompatibility with current services.
She made the decision in the course of the Senate listening to on the proposed P75.6 billion funds of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) for 2018.
Poe referred to as on transport officers to rent an impartial auditor that has “no political affiliations” to test whether or not the 48 coaches provided by Chinese agency Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co. Ltd. “are safe” and can be utilized within the capacity-burdened EDSA MRT-Three.
“An independent auditor should come in,” mentioned Poe. She mentioned that within the occasion the federal government returns the sunshine rail automobiles to China, “the Philippine government will not be faulted without legitimate reasons behind it.”
MRT-Three rails can carry a most of 48,000 kilograms, however the Dalian trains weigh heavier at 49,000 kgs per coach, which can put a pressure on the rails.
“Parang nagpipilit kang magsuot ng sapatos na size 5 pero size 7 ang paa mo,” mentioned Poe.
DOTr Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez mentioned different governments have returned faulty trains to Dalian, citing Singapore and Malaysia.