EDSA Truck ban still in place

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday reiterated that the total truck ban along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) is still in effect and no window hours are observed. This came after netizens stormed the agency via Twitter, fuming over trucks being seen on the usually traffic-troubled thoroughfare. MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos reminded that the truck ban along Edsa, from Magallanes Interchange in Makati City to North Avenue in Quezon City, is enforced 24 hours from Monday to Sunday by virtue of a Special Traffic Committee resolution approved by the Metro Manila Council. The total ban on trucks and heavy vehicles, regardless of weight, is applicable and observed on Edsa and in the three central business districts – Ortigas, Makati and Bonifacio Global City. Under existing rules, truck ban hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The ban covers trailer trucks, stake trucks, dump trucks, cement trucks/mixers, long bed trucks, wing vans, closed vans, panel trucks and other similar vehicles. Trucks with perishable and agricultural cargo, however, are exempted from the truck ban.

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