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Metro Manila truck ban back starting Dec 14

  • The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is re-imposing the truck ban in Metro Manila from December 14
  • A total truck ban on six-wheelers and up will be enforced from EDSA Magallanes to North Avenue
  • Truck ban in other major thoroughfares within the metropolis from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays
  • No advice yet for resumption of ban on light trucks
  • Number coding scheme for private vehicles remains suspended

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will re-impose the truck ban in Metro Manila starting December 14.

A total ban for trucks six-wheelers and up will be implemented starting December 14 along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) Magallanes to North Avenue, and in other major thoroughfares within the metropolis from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays, MMDA traffic chief Edison Nebrija said in a television interview.

Nebrija said the reinstatement of the truck ban, which was suspended earlier to allow the smooth flow of goods during the COVID-19 pandemic, was due to clamor from Metro Manila mayors regarding the increase in traffic in the metropolis.

MMDA general manager Jose Arturo Garcia, in a separate statement, said: “Vehicles traveling on the streets of Metro Manila increase as Christmas approaches so we will return the implementation of the truck ban beginning Monday to help ease traffic.”

MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago, in a separate interview, said there is no advice yet for the resumption of ban on light trucks.

The number coding scheme for private vehicles remains suspended.

Image by Peter H from Pixabay 

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