Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: GET PH and Winnie Castelo Facebook Page | posted July 30, 2015 08:16
Rep. Castelo wants DOTC to probe case of burning COMET e-jeep
After the order of Senator Pia Cayetano to investigate the burning of the COMET e-jeep fell on deaf ears, a member of Congress’ other chamber has come to the rescue and filed a resolution to suspend the operations of COMET pending the result of a probe to determine the cause of its combustion.
Congressman Winston Castelo of the 2nd District of Quezon City has filed House Resolution 2109 and has also reiterated the call for the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation and Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to investigate the latest incident involving a burning COMET e-jeepney along Katipunan Avenue in May 12, 2015.
"The riding public has the right to know the reasons behind the burning of the vehicle," Castelo said.
Castelo wants the examination to concentrate on the environmental safety of the e-jeepney, the safety it provides passengers and determine what caused the fire.
"The statement of an unnamed GET officer that e-jeep caught fire on its own poses alarm and concern," added Castelo.
Castelo also wants the Global Electric Transport (GET), the company that owns the e-jeepney, the US-based manufacturer Pangea Motors to also hold an internal investigation on the matter.