The Inter-agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) has created task force “Alamid” will assist tackle the anticipated traffic congestion in Metro Manila with the looming holiday season.
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade urged the personnel of the task force to strictly implement traffic legal guidelines to guarantee self-discipline amongst motorists.
“Hindi na tayo mamimili kung sino ang huhulihin, bibigyan natin ng ticket or i-tow. Kay sports car, jeep, taxi or truck man yan, kapag illegal parking yan, dapat pag-igtingin natin ang pagpapatupad ng batas ,” stated Tugade who referred to as the worsening traffic beneath his watch as simply “a state of mind.”
The task force will probably be composed of 20 personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), 25 police officers from the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), 25 enforcers from the DOTr and 30 traffic enforcers from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
The Task Force Alamid will concentrate on clearing of illegally parked autos and different obstructions in traffic susceptible areas of the metropolis, in accordance to I-ACT Communications and Administrative Services head Elmer Argano.
Enforcement operations will probably be carried out in areas main to the seaports, airports, bus terminals and the main thoroughfares in Metro Manila.
“We are aiming to help cushion the traffic congestion for the upcoming All Saints’ Day and Christmas celebrations. We are looking for the task force to be operating even beyond the holidays because of the traffic situation in Metro Manila,” Argano stated in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA).
The task force can even tackle different traffic considerations resembling illegally franchised or “colorum” autos, implementation of legal guidelines on anti-drunk and distracted driving, amongst others.
Task Force Alamid was launched final Thursday on the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) workplace in Pasay City.
I-ACT is an inter-agency physique composed of DOTr, MMDA, PNP-HPG, Land Transportation Office (LTO), and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) tasked to tackle traffic congestion in Metro Manila, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, and Bulacan. (PNA)