Another shortcut has just been made available by the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) for private motorists in Quezon City in order to reduce traffic in the area.
Gates of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City will now be opened so that vehicles coming from North Avenue can use roads inside the VMMC in order to get to EDSA or Mindanao Avenue by exiting at Gate 2.
Motorists need only to fill up an application form that will be made available by the VMMC Security Office and provide photos and photocopies of the OR/CR of the vehicle for the issuance of the entrance sticker, which costs Php 500.
Private vehicles with stickers will only be allowed to enter the VMMC main gate along North Ave from 6AM to 9AM and 4PM to 7 PM Monday to Friday before exiting at the medical facility's Gate 2, leading to Mindanao Ave., then to their respective destinations.
This is the latest alternate route offered by I-ACT after it opened Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City and the Bonifacio Naval Station in Taguig City.
The I-ACT also plans to open up access roads in the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City, the MMDA property along Roxas Blvd. and several properties of the Philippine National Railways and National Power Corp. in Metro Manila to ease the traffic congestion in the metropolis.