Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced today the implementation of the truck ban on major thoroughfares in Metro Manila starting May 17, 2021.
According to the agency, trucks are banned from traversing along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila managed by the MMDA, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
Below are areas where the current truck ban is implemented based on MMDA’s existing truck ban ordinance. You can check the full details here.
España Street through Quezon Avenue from Echague Street to the intersection of West and South Avenue;
Claro M. Recto Avenue from Legarda St. to del Pan Street;
President Quirino Avenue from South Superhighway to Roxas Boulevard;
P. Burgos St. through Ayala Boulevard, Legarda St., Magsaysay Boulevard and Aurora Boulevard, from Roxas Boulevard to Boston Street;
E. Rodriguez Avenue through Bonifacio Avenue from Welcome Rotonda to Shoe Avenue;
South Superhighway through Nagtahan Bridge and Alfonso Mendoza Street from EDSA to Dimasalang Street;
Taft Avenue through Quirino Avenue from Redemptorist Street to Plaza Lawton, to include McArthur, Quezon, and Jones Bridges;
Bonifacio Drive through Roxas Boulevard and NAIA Road to Aduana Street to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport;
Rizal Avenue through Rizal Avenue Extension from Carriedo Street to the Bonifacio Monument;
Reina Regente Street through Abad Santos Street from Regina Regente Bridge to Rizal Avenue Extension;
Makati District Business;
Ortigas Business District, Pasig City; and
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
A total truck ban is enforced along EDSA, from Magallanes Interchange in Makati City to North Avenue in Quezon City, 24 hours from Monday to Sunday, said MMDA.
Meanwhile, trucks carrying perishable and agricultural foodstuff are exempted from the ban.
Furthermore, any person who violates the provisions of this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of P2,000. Drivers who are apprehended three times shall receive a recommendation for suspension of one year from the MMDA.
The enforcement of the truck ban was prompted by President Duterte’s approval of the IATF’s recommendation to place NCR Plus (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite) under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions from May 15-31.
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