Hybrid Electric Road Train In GenSan

This month, the 40-meter long Hybrid Electric Road Train developed by Filipino engineers from Department of Science and Technology Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) is expected to hit the highways of General Santos City. Its trial run was made in Cebu City last February.

The train consists of five interlinked air-conditioned coaches that can hold up to 240 passengers per trip. It is expected to solve traffic congestion of General Santos by providing this modern technological solution.

Designed mainly for roads and not for rails, the Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) only runs at a maximum speed of 50kph.

DOST Regional Director Dr. Zenaida Hadji Raof Laidan has extended full support to and commitment in the implementation of the road project. The department ties up with the local government and MIRDC.

“As part of the preparation of its implementation in General Santos City, DOST MIRDC is conducted series of route-assessment and ocular inspection to ensure viability of using the road train in main roads of the city” said Dr. Laidan.

Based on the initial route assessment survey, the HERT will initially start at Barangay Katangawan then it will pass through Lagao Public Market, national highway and city’s circumferential road going to GenSan Fish Port.

She added that aside from serving mass number of daily commuters around the city, the hybrid electric road train is also environment friendly. This project also advocates a greener-use of technology. For lesser carbon emission, electric batteries runs the road train instead of diesel fuel.

While it has already been tested, these trial runs were made to ensure that it meets the standards prior to its complete rollout to urban cities.

The field testing in General Santos City may ease the burden of daily commuters if the city will adopt the technology upon the completion of the trial run. 

Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña agrees to donate the road trains if viable and effective to decongest main roads of GenSan. (OpinYon)

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