AFTER Mandaue City’s quarantine status was downgraded to modified general community quarantine, traffic returned, with the volume of vehicles reaching 2,500 during peak hours.
Since the return of the truck ban, traffic has dropped by 20 to 30 percent, according to Arnold Malig-on, operations head of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team).
Team has apprehended more than 100 truck drivers since the City reintroduced the ban on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.
On Oct. 1, Mayor Jonas Cortes issued an executive order to resume the implementation of the ban from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except on Sundays and holidays.
Malig-on told SunStar Cebu they started the information dissemination last weekend.
Violators are issued citation tickets and have to pay a fine of P1,000.
Malig-on said they’ve set up a “truck ban corridor,” or roads where the ban does not take effect.
It’s from Ouano Ave. to A. Soriano St. straight to D.M. Cortes St. passing Cansaga Bridge until the boundary of Consolacion town and vice versa, he said.
Malig-on said they have yet to receive reports of drivers parking their trucks near the boundary with Consolacion to wait for the end of the truck ban hours, which caused a bottleneck in the area before start of the novel coronavirus pandemic at the end of March. (KFD)