MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that a temporary "daytime truck ban" will be implemented from May 2 until May 5 to ease traffic for the 45th Asian Development Bank (ADB) International Conference.
The modified truck ban is effective from 4 a.m. until 9 p.m.
However, trucks transporting perishable goods including fruits, vegetables, seafood and ice are exempted from the ban as long as they won’t pass routes designated for ADB delegates.
The MMDA advised truck drivers to use the following alternate routes:
Trucks from North and South Harbor headed to North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) should pass A. Bonifacio and R-10, right to C3 (Capulong), straight to Sgt. Rivera Avenue (5th Avenue), left to A. Bonifacio Avenue towards NLEX.
Because of the modified ban, the uniform truck ban from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on weekdays has been suspended.
The uniform truck ban will resume on May 6. -- Report from Arnell Ozaeta, dzMM