Holy Week 2011
April 10, 2011 by staff
Holy Week 2011, To ensure compliance with traffic and no accidents of Holy Week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), laid their plans and preparations in the Metro Alalay Easter (MISA) 2011, which include increased number of traffic personnel deployed in the areas of operation and passengers along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.
MMDA President Francisco Toledo said the agency expects a large influx of passengers traveling to the provinces – both spiritual and recreational purposes – during Holy Week.
“Thousands are expected to spend Easter in the provinces. So expect heavy traffic at the exit points of Metro and transport terminals,” Toledo said during the radio program of the agency.
Toledo said the agency would coordinate with various agencies in coming up with a contingency plan under the MASA project.
In addition, the Philippine National Police (PNP) conduct random checks of passengers on buses during the exodus of passengers is expected to provinces during the Lenten break this week to prevent fatal road accidents.
But Senior Superintendent. Armchair Edwin PNP spokesperson Highway Patrol (PGH) was quick to clarify that such activity is not a checkpoint, but simply part of police assistance to travelers.
In fact, police said control Armchair passenger buses would be accompanied by their force multipliers barangays in doing these activities in several key national highways, especially in Luzon.
“This is part of our efforts to prevent road accidents involving passenger buses. We have been implementing this since last year and proved very effective,” said chair.
Under that policy, said police Armchair HPG to sign passenger buses and then puts them together to ask passengers if they feel that something is wrong with the bus or the driver is violating some rules of road safety.
Seats said he got the idea, as there have been cases where passengers in the past will only make their complaints against bus drivers after an accident has occurred.
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