The administration’s promise to ease traffic within 100 days wasn’t all talk as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced a move that will not only decongest the impounding area of the agency’s Central Office but also serve as a warning to public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers.
Starting August 8, 2016, the LTO will transfer its impounding facility at the Central Office in Quezon City, along with the rest of the vehicles in it, to Tarlac City.
“Notice is hereby given that the impounded vehicles at the LTO Central Office compound, East Avenue, Quezon City, shall be transferring to the impounding facility in Tarlac City on August 8, 2016,” said LTO through notifications published in broadsheets.
Owners of these impounded vehicles are requested to redeem their units before August 8 after payment of penalties and storage fees.
Unclaimed vehicles will be brought to Tarlac where owners will be charged for the additional cost incurred during transport of impounded units upon claiming.
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade made the announcement as part of the agency’s effort to relieve the congestion at the Central Office and also as a deterrent for PUV drivers from breaking traffic rules and regulations that may lead to impounding of their vehicles.