Toll-free Skyway Stage 3 extended for medical frontliners

Updated Jan 25, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Traffic Updates

Until further notice.

With the completion of the Skyway Stage 3 last month, motorists are joyous over the convenience the elevated tollway offers. However, many motorists are divided after seeing the proposed Skyway Stage 3 toll fees released this week.

Skyway Stage 3 Quick Look: 22-minute drive from NAIAX to Balintawak

Some say that the proposed fees are too expensive, while some say that the prices are just right. It is after February 1, 2021 when motorists should have to prepare for toll fees in the new Skyway Stage 3 as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will no longer offer the tollway for free except for medical frontliners.

Skyway Stage 3 Quezon Ave. Exit

SMC has been providing aid for medical frontliners since the start of the pandemic

As a review, SMC has already been providing medical frontliners free access to its toll roads since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. SMC shared that it has already waived a total of P156 million in toll fees for medical frontliners since offering it to them for free.

The extended free toll fee for medical frontliners is a way for SMC to honor their continuous efforts in battling the COVID-19 in the country. SMC said that medical frontliners can use the Skyway Stage 3 for free until further notice.

Skyway Stage 3 top view

More toll roads are expected to be constructed by 2023

 

>>> Related: List of open Skyway entry/exit points, including the newly-opened Stage 3

The Skyway Stage 3 is a key road in keeping mobility moving especially in Metro Manila. The estimated amount of vehicles it can accommodate per day is 200,000 and can potentially reduce the traffic in EDSA by half.

This time of pandemic, we need to help our country, our fellow Filipinos, and each other, as much as we can. We have been providing this courtesy to our medical practitioners non-stop, because it’s our way of honoring them and thanking them for their selfless efforts to save lives and to help us survive this crisis, said SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang. 

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Rex Sanchez

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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