LRT-2 commuters get free rides from Angkas

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Angkas now offers alternative ride transportation to train commuters for free due to inconvenience caused by LRT-2 line partial shut down since last week, the firm announced Monday.

This firm is an on-demand motorcycle-based transport in the Philippines, even celebrities like Maine Mendoza was reported riding Angkas to beat traffic and catch a concert. 

Commuters may avail the free rides during rush hours on Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m-10 a.m; 5 p.m-7 p.m. The route is from Santolan to Recto station and vice-versa.

LRT partially resumed its Cubao to Recto operations at 6 a.m Tuesday.

The management needed to shut down operations for 5 days after a power rectifier burst into flames along Katipunan Ave. last Thursday.

To ease the problem, there were 89 buses granted special permits to ferry LRT-2 commuters.

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)also offers free bus rides from Santolan to Cubao area. However, there are complaints that buses arrive nearly an hour interval before to get a ride.

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Providing this initiative to ease the current situation of LRT commuters, the private firm Angkas received positive feedback from the public.

The crashing of three rail system in Metro Manila causes mass transport crisis in the city, wherein LRT-1, LRT-2 and MRT 3 all experienced technical issues.

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