Fourteen double-decker buses were launched Wednesday as part of the Department of Transportation’s point-to-point program as an option for motorists affected by the “no window hours” in Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares later this month.
The double-deck bus units will be in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A single journey fare is P55 while a round trip costs P80. Passengers can also buy the one month, unlimited ride promo for P 1,300.
“The fleet will ferry passengers who will be affected by the ‘no window hours’ policy on private vehicles that will strictly be implemented on EDSA, C5, Mandaluyong, Alabang-Zapote, and Roxas Boulevard starting October 17,” the Department said in a statement.
Included in the launch were two VIP, seven semi-VIP, and five buses ready to accommodate persons with disabilities.
The VIP units have an upper floor equipped with 52 reclining sleeper seats with foot rests and reading lights. Each seat is equipped with a monitor loaded with games, latest movies, and other entertainment apps.
The lower floor features a VIP cabin with a comfort room, cooler, VIP sofas, conference table, and two 50-inch flatscreen TV monitors that also function as KTV (karaoke TV).
The buses, equipped with CCTV cameras, have passed Euro 5 emission standards.