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MMDA to add an extra truck lane on C-5

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Eric Tipan / AutoIndustriya.com | February 02, 2017 10:27

MMDA to put up an additional truck lane along C-5 within the month

If you already find C-5 overcrowded with trucks, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

After meeting with members of the Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that an additional lane on C-5 will be allotted for trucks between the hours of midnight to 4AM within this month.

This is to reduce their travel time and eliminate delays in the delivery of goods caused by the overly congested single truck lane currently available on C-5.

Aside from the additional truck lane on C-5, the MMDA and CTAP have also agreed on the following points: CTAP shall provide their own crane during road emergencies; conduct a meeting with container yard operators; hold a dialogue with ICTSI to review the Terminal Appointment Booking system; MMDA will provide CTAP a list of accredited towing companies and matrix of towing fees and conduct of an ocular inspection along R-10 and Mindanao Avenue within the month.

The MMDA truck ban policy states that trucks will not be allowed to park on any part of C-5 at any time of the day and that private vehicles are allowed to use the truck lane during truck ban hours (6AM to 10AM and 5PM to 10PM) except on Sundays and holidays.