BY VOLTAIRE TUPAZ
MANILA, Philippines – The country’s first monorail system is being developed by the University of the Philippines.
The project aims to ease traffic congestion, a big problem in urban centers.
The two coaches of the first homegrown monorail in the Philippines are already up on the track. This December, their stability, brake distance, and power will be tested along a track built inside the UP Diliman Campus.
The construction of the test track of the first monorail system in the country is ongoing here in UP Diliman. It stands at an elevation of about 6 meters, and stretches from CP Garcia to Jacinto St near the College of Fine Arts, about 500 meters long.