THE Mandaue City Government has extended the application for special permit to operate (SPO) of tricycles to give leeway to operators or drivers who were not able to secure the permit.
A few weeks ago, several tricycle drivers and operators went to the City Legal Office to apply for the SPO only to be told that the registration period had ended.
John Eddu Ibañez, Mayor Jonas Cortes’ executive secretary, said tricycle operators and drivers with valid franchises who failed to secure the SPO in past schedules can apply on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, and Wednesday, June 17.
He said the permits will be released on Friday, June 19.
The city is divided into five tricycle zones.
Zone 1, or the Red Zone, has 877 franchisees that ply the streets of Barangays Casuntingan, Cabancalan, Maguikay, Tingub, Tabok, Pagsabungan, and Canduman.
Zone 2, or the Blue Zone, has 454 franchisees that ply the streets of Barangays Paknaan, Jagobiao, Basak and Labogon.
Zone 3, or the White Zone, has 872 franchisees that ply the streets of Barangays Mantuyong, Centro, Ibabao-Estancia, Opao, Umapad, Looc, Cambaro and Alang-Alang.
Zone 4, or the Yellow Zone, has 436 franchisees that ply the streets of Barangays Banilad, Cabancalan, Tipolo, Casuntingan and Bakilid.
Zone 5, or the Orange Zone, has 326 franchisees that ply the streets of Barangays Casili, Cubacub and Tawason.
Applications for Zone 1 will be processed at the Canduman barangay gym; Zone 2, at the Jagobiao barangay gym; Zone 3, at the Looc barangay gym; Zone 4, at the Casuntingan barangay gym; and Zone 5, at the Canduman barangay gym.
Ibañez said the operators and drivers must submit necessary documents, particularly their valid franchise.
The SPO is free of charge, he said. (KFD)