MMDA removes ASEAN lanes from EDSA

Traffic enforcers of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) are now removing the exclusive lanes along EDSA and other roads that were reserved for delegates to the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit.

This comes following the approval of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Catalino Cuy and other government officials in charge of the transportation aspect during the Summit.

Both lanes of Roxas Boulevard, which were closed for the event, have also been opened to motorists.

MMDA personnel are now removing orange barriers from Magallanes in Makati City to Santolan in Pasig City.

MMDA Operations Supervisor Bong Nebrija notes, this activity could take sometime as the agency has a very limited number of workers and trucks.

With this development, the perennial traffic congestion along EDSA is expected to resume.

People who went to provinces to take advantage of the holidays in view of the ASEAN Summit are also expected to return to Metro Manila beginning tonight.

Topics: ASEAN , MMDA , transportation
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