By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA
As many roads in the Islamic city of Marawi are being under repair, the city local government unit (LGU) has issued new guidelines on all trucks plying and traversing its roads to ease the aggravating traffic flow in the city.“
The local government unit (LGU) of the Islamic City of Marawi has issued new guidelines on truck plying and traversing the roads of the city to ease the aggravating traffic flow in the city.
In Executive Order No. 2020-37, Mayor Majul Gandamra has prohibited trucks loaded with garbage coming from outside Marawi from plying and traversing all the roads of the city.
“These garbage trucks without the permission or prior coordination with the Marawi-LGU shall be PERMANENTLY BANNED from plying and traversing all the roads within the territorial jurisdiction of the Islamic City of Marawi,” Gandamra.
Cargo trucks and light trucks, however, are banned to traverse all the roads within the territorial jurisdiction of the Islamic City of Marawi from 7:00AM to 9:00AM at a DAILY BASIS.
The EO defines Cargo Trucks as motor vehicles principally intended for carrying cargoes to include vehicles such as but not limited to tankers, prime movers or other delivery vehicles, whether loaded or empty having six wheels or above with gross capacity weight of more than FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED KILOGRAMS (4,500kg), the payload area of which are either enclosed or open.
Light Trucks, on the other hand, are motor vehicles with gross capacity weight of FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED KILOGRAMS (4,500kg) or below, the payload area of which are either enclosed or open.
Garbage Trucks are any and all motor vehicles falling within the definition of the two above which are loaded with garbage.
Violators of this Order shall be liable for the penalty imposed under the Traffic Code of the Islamic City of Marawi and other existing and applicable ordinance/ordinances in this city.
The following however are exempted from the ban:
a. Motor vehicles which are registered in the name of the Government office or agency such as that in the name of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police and duly marked as such;
b. Emergency vehicles such as fire trucks and ambulances;
c. Vehicles being utilized by the Marawi-LGU for its projects and/or relief operations such as but not limited to trucks delivering water and food rations.
The truck ban takes effect on Monday, June 15, in full force and effect until subsequently lifted by the city mayor. RANAO STAR PHILIPPINES