Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. plans to open the first 20 kilometers of the P62.7-billion Mass Railway Transit Line 7 by 2021.
SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said in an interview following the annual stockholders’ meeting the company had an agreement with the government to open the first phase of the MRT 7 project SM Fairview to North Avenue Station in Quezon City.
“Construction of MRT 7 is in full swing except for some problems in right-of-way and depot. But we have agreed with Department of Transportation Secretary Tugade to open the first 20 kilometers by 2021,” Ang said.
The second phase from SM Fairview to San Jose Del Monte Bulacan will be operational the following year.
The project was originally scheduled to open in 2020 but was delayed due to ROW problems.
MRT 7,which will run between North Avenue in Quezon City and San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, has three components: a rail transit system with 14 stations, a six-lane highway between North Luzon Expressway and a planned Intermodal Transportation Terminal that can accommodate 200 buses at a time.