The All Saints’ Day and the ASEAN Summit are only a few days away and there comes the time when traffic congestion becomes the biggest obsession of almost all Filippino road users. The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC)’s authority estimates that there will be an increase by 15-30% in highway traffic during the coming holidays.
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Mr. Rodrigo Franco, President and CEO of MPTC believed that with its extended program, the company would be able to tackle the surged traffic congestion.
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It is forecast that there will be an 15-30% rise in highway traffic during the coming holidays
According to the latest traffic updates, as the holidays are coming closer, the MPTC has formed the Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko (SMSK) 2017 program which aims at strengthening activities related to traffic control and fee collection service during holidays in numerous ways.
From October 27th, NLEX-SCTEX-CAVITEX will supply speed and lane management operations, traffic road signs, additional toll tellers and patrol crew, emergency medical services and install incident response teams at selected locations.
The Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko (SMSK) 2017 will strengthen activities related to traffic control and fee collection service during holidays
Besides, the MPTC has also made coordination with local authority units including Toll Regulatory Board, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Philippine National Police to ensure that all road works in the CAVITEX and NLEX-SCTEX will be halted from October 27th to November 2nd and up to November 16th respectively.
Moreover, the NLEX-SCTEX will supply Class 1 vehicles with free wi-fi in fuel stations, 24/7 first-aid assistance and auto mechanic service, free towing service. Additionally, an SMSK information and help desk will also be available from 6 am to 6 pm.
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