NLEX, SCTEX open with limited capacity amid ECQ
The toll operator for the whole stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) announced that it will continue its daily operations amid the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine anew.
According to the NLEX Corporation, they are ensuring that all the needed measures are promote the health and safety of its employees are met and as well as continuity of its services to motorists.
NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi Bautista noted their responsibility on warranting the flow goods and services.
“We recognize the critical role of our company in providing vital infrastructure for the unimpeded flow of goods and services. Our team commits to comply with government guidelines and directives, and continue to protect our employees and motorists,” Bautista said.
To guarantee the safe passage of goods, service and the transit of frontliners and workers, and authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) identified by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), both expressways will operate round the clock, but on limited capacity.
According to them, the Balintawak, Bocaue, and Mindanao toll plazas will have 50 percent to 60 percent of the lanes open to serve motorists.
Aside from that, Bautista also said that they are in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the checkpoints and monitoring operations along the expressways.
Further, the corporation under the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) said that it is conducting in its office premises, toll booths, customer service centers, company vehicles, and gasoline stations intensified cleaning, disinfection, and sanitation and physical distancing measures.
From 6 a.m. of March 31 to 6 a.m. of April 5, 2021, the NLEX Corporation will accord free 24-hour towing to the nearest exit for Class 1 vehicles.
“Despite the challenging times, our team remains steadfast in providing round-the-clock assistance to our customers, government partners, and other stakeholders,” Bautista claimed.
Moreover, the NLEX Corporation is NLEX is also encouraging motorists to use RFID as means of toll payment to avoid long queues at the cash lanes.
Photos from NLEX Corporation