March 12, 2017
Around 300 Illegally-Parked Vehicles Towed During MMDA Ops
Almost 300 vehicles were towed and impounded during last week’s intensified anti-illegal parking operations in Metro Manila, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
During the four-day operations from March 6 to March 10 in the so-called Scout Area Bypass in Quezon City, MMDA personnel were able to impound 294 illegally parked vehicles from Scouts Borromeo, Bayoran, and Tobias; Panay Avenue, Sgt. Esguerra, Mother Ignacia Avenue and Eugenio Lopez Drive.
MMDA anti-illegal parking teams also cleared road obstructions along the Mabuhay Lane #1 which traverses the cities of San Juan, Mandaluyong and Makati, particularly Brgy. San Isidro in Makati, and barangays 141k, 142, 143 and 147 in the Pasay-Taft area.
The intensified anti-illegal parking operations last week also yielded a total of 21 tricycles which were turned over to the Quezon City Tricycle Regulatory Unit as part of the anti-illegal terminal campaign.
MMDA has intensified its road clearing operations along the Mabuhay Lanes to encourage motorists to use them instead of passing EDSA particularly during rush hours. “This way the motoring public would have an unimpeded travel to their destinations in Makati and Manila via the Mabuhay Lanes,” MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos said.
Meanwhile, 8,323 erring motorists were cited for various traffic violations via the agency’s No Contact Apprehension system in the whole month of February this year. On the other hand, from March 1 to March 10, MMDA has apprehended a total of 1,871 motorists through the scheme, where traffic violations are recorded using the CCTV cameras strategically placed along Metro Manila roads.
According to Orbos, the no contact apprehension scheme complements the insufficient number of MMDA traffic enforcers.
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