TO ENSURE roadworthy vehicles, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 will set up 14 private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) in Central Visayas.
The 14 PMVICs in Central Visayas will be located in Cebu City (3); Carcar City (1); Mandaue City (2); Naga City (1); Danao City (1); Tagbilaran City (1); Tubigon (1); Talibon (1); Dumaguete City (2); and Bais City (1).
LTO 7 Director Victor Caindec announced during the walk-through at the PMVIC in Brgy. Subangdaku, Mandaue City on Sept. 10, 2020, that seven of the 14 centers are nearing completion.
During the walk-through, Caindec together with the owners of Rocket Cargo and other PMIVC operators in the region, showed how the modern facility works.
In an interview, Caindec said the facilities are yet to operate as Rocket Cargo is waiting for the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to issue an authority to operate.
The contract of the inspection centers will last for five years.
Caindec also said that if the pandemic had not happened, all of the inspection centers would be open by the end of the year based on their timeline.
The inspection center in Brgy. Subangdaku, Mandaue City has an area of 5,000 square meters and can accommodate both motor vehicles and motorcycles in one inspection at a time.
The facility consists of four lanes, three of which are for motor vehicles and one for motorcycle.
The inspection fees will be P600 for motorcycles and P1,800 for four-wheeled vehicles.
Caindec said their private partners will be the ones to man the facilities, while Rocket Cargo will man the facility in Subangdaku.
He said the results and certification that will be released to the motorists will automatically be handed out to the LTO 7.
Each inspection takes 15 minutes.
The inspection includes the physical examination of the vehicle parts such as seatbelts, headlights, windows, trunk, machine and others.
Thus, they will also check the speedometer, the brake and other examinations to prove that the vehicle or the motorcycle is safe and road-worthy.
According to Caindec a driving school will soon rise within the facility.
Caindec said this new facility will help convince the public that the transactions in LTO are quick and easy and they won’t need any fixers to do it for them. / KFD