By Rizal Obanil
The University of the Philippines National Engineering Center and the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) entered into a partnership to develop a way of disinfecting Light Rail Transit-1 (LRT-1) trains.
In a Facebook post on UP’s official page Thursday, it was reported that the UP National Engineering Center and the LRMC are developing “different disinfection equipment using UVC (ultraviolet-C) technology that would best serve the LRT-1 trains.”
Once they’ve come up with the equipment, they will work together to have it mass produced to help serve the entire LRT-1 line.
To know more about it: https://www.bworldonline.com/lrt-1-operator-invests-in-disinfection-technology/
Metro Manila will be placed under general community quarantine starting June 1 wherein public transportation like the LRT-1 is allowed but under a limited capacity.
The development of a disinfection device will be helpful especially for a public train line as the country moves slowly toward the “new normal” phase wherein many of the restrictions under the lockdown will no longer be implemented.