MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to reimpose the ban on light trucks along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) and Shaw Boulevard starting May 24.
In a traffic advisory Wednesday, the MMDA said the ban is for trucks with a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms as previously stated in its uniform light trucks ban.
These trucks are prohibited from taking the Edsa–from Magallanes in Makati City to North Avenue in Quezon City– both northbound and southbound, from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m.
These vehicles are also prohibited from plying Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City and Pasig City from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The uniform light trucks ban is from Monday to Saturday except for Sundays and holidays.
Trucks found in violation of the ban will be fined PHP2,000.
The uniform light trucks ban covers all light trucks with the above-stated weight, having six or more tires, and the payload area either enclosed or open.
The ban is applicable to both commercial and non-commercial light trucks. (PNA)