Malls urged to close vehicle entrances along EDSA to ease traffic


Posted at Dec 10 2019 10:59 AM

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MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday urged malls to close its vehicle entrances along EDSA to ease traffic during the holiday rush.

"Nakikiusap po kami na sana naman tulungan kami ng mall operators na i-manage na rin yung traffic sa loob nila at sana hindi na hintayin ang pakiusap namin na isarado," MMDA traffic CHIEF Bong Nebrija told DZMM.

(We are asking mall operators to help us and manage traffic inside their stores instead of waiting for our plea to close their entrances.)

"Kung puno na po sila sa loob isarado na po nila yung papasok sa kanila, para po hindi tutukod sa main thoroughfares natin, lalong lalo na po sa EDSA."

(If traffic inside their mall is already heavy, they should close their entrances so it will not affect our main thoroughfares, especially EDSA.)

At least 17 malls are located along EDSA, which runs from Caloocan City to Pasay City, the MMDA earlier said. Entry points for these malls have been a common source of gridlocks, it added.

The MMDA earlier suggested to start mall hours by 11 a.m., and the deliveries of goods by 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to "reduce the volume of delivery trucks."