LOOK: The New and Improved MRT-3

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is pleased to announce that the Mass Rapid Transit system’s Line 3 (MRT-3) just got an upgrade!

It is the executive department of the Philippine government’s responsibility to maintain and expand viable, efficient, and dependable transportation systems in the country as effective instruments for national recovery and economic progress. However, one of the struggles for daily commuters who ride the trains that run from Taft Avenue to North Avenue in Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) is climbing up the mountain-like trail to the stations.

Since the pandemic hit last year, most individuals are now working from home. The DOTr used this opportunity to level up the MRT-3 and has recently announced that all 34 elevators and 46 escalators are now working. According to their Facebook post, this is to give the passengers easier access to all 13 stations. They wrote:

NAAALALA MO PA BA? NOON, HINGAL PA MORE. NGAYON, HINGAL NO MORE!
#NaaalalaMoPaBa? Pagod ka na nga sa trabaho, pagod ka pa sa kanya. Tapos mapapagod ka pa sa pag-akyat sa mga istasyon ng MRT-3? Hindi ka naman hiker pero para kang umaakyat ng bundok kapag papunta kang MRT-3. Hingal pa more, besh!
IBA NA NGAYON!
#HingalNoMore na ang experience niyo sa MRT-3! Gumagana na ang LAHAT ng 34 elevators at 46 escalators sa lahat ng istasyon ng MRT-3. Less hassle para less haggard sa’yo! Ito ang hatid naming ginhawa para sa inyong mga pasahero.
Here are before and after screenshots of the MRT station in Shaw Boulevard from a video posted by the DOTr MRT-3 official Facebook Page:

BEFORE:

AFTER:

While some people are grateful for the upgrade, some netizens say that they would still prefer climbing up the stairs because it is a good exercise. They still appreciate how it will benefit PWDs and senior citizens, though.
How about you, what do you think of these improvements? Are you ready to get back to work? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
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