In a Facebook post on the Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) page, the agency expressed its drive to clear the Mabuhay lanes of any obstructions. The clearing operations were conducted on Panay Avenue in Quezon City, which is part of Mabuhay lane route 1.
According to the MMDA post, in the span of 30 minutes, they were able to issue 23 tickets to illegally parked vehicles and were also able to tow away two vehicles. The penalty for attended illegally parked vehicles is P1000 while unattended illegally parked vehicles will be fined P2000. Towed vehicles will be brought to the agency’s impounding area in Tumana, Marikina.
MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said the agency will continue with regular clearing operations on all Mabuhay Lanes which serve as alternate routes for EDSA.
“The MMDA is serious in its bid to decongest EDSA and provide motorists with alternate routes that are passable and free from obstructions. We are closely coordinating with the local government units and the Department of Interior and Local Government to ensure that these roads will be maintained obstruction-free,” Artes said.
The Chairman also said that the agency targets to totally clear Metro Manila roads within three months.
“We want to ensure that at the end of our term, we will turnover obstruction-free and orderly Metro Manila roads to the next administration,” Artes said.