MMDA to clear NCR roads in 3 months

MMDA clearing ops along Mabnuhay Lanes

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will “totally clear” Metro Manila roads of obstructions within three months.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s latest target?

    It will totally rid Metro Manila roads of obstructions within three months.
  • Who declared the agency’s goal?

    It is newly-appointed MMDA Chairman Romando Artes. 
  • The declaration was made by MMDA Chair Romando Artes following the clearing operations conducted along Panay Avenue in Quezon City, which is part of the Mabuhay Lane Route 1.

    MMDA clearing ops along Mabnuhay Lanes

    The latest initiative is part of its initiatives to ease traffic flow on major thoroughfares.

    "We want to ensure that at the end of our term, we will turn over obstruction-free and orderly Metro Manila roads to the next administration," Artes said.

    MMDA clearing ops along Mabnuhay Lanes
    In a statement, the agency shared that some 23 tickets were issued against illegally parked vehicles in a span of 30 minutes. The illegally-parked vehicles were ticketed and towed.

    The penalty for illegally-parked vehicles is P1000 while unattended illegally-parked vehicles will have to pay a P2000-fine. Those towed will be brought to the agency's impounding area in Tumana, Marikina.

    MMDA clearing ops along Mabnuhay Lanes

    According to Artes, the agency will conduct regular clearing operations on all Mabuhay Lanes.

    "The MMDA is serious in its bid to decongest EDSA (Epifanio delos Santos Avenue) and provide motorists with alternate routes that are passable and free from obstructions. We are closely coordinating with the local government units and the Department of Interior and Local Government to ensure that these roads will be maintained obstruction-free," Artes said.

    Relatedly, the newly-hailed MMDA chief said that there is still no need to expand the number coding as vehicle volume is still below the pre-pandemic levels.

    A possible factor to the lesser number of vehicles along EDSA is the skyrocketing fuel prices.

    Photos from Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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