Load­ing, un­load­ing zones in city roads eyed

Sun.Star Baguio - - TOP STORIES - Dex­ter See

THE CITY Coun­cil ap­proved on first read­ing a pro­posed or­di­nance des­ig­nat­ing load­ing, un­load­ing zones and taxi stands along the roads and streets within the city and pro­vid­ing penal­ties for vi­o­la­tion of the mea­sure.

Coun­cilor Benny Bo­mo­gao, in his pro­posed mea­sure said there will be 28 des­ig­nated load­ing and un­load­ing zones and 18 taxi stands to be des­ig­nated along var­i­ous roads and streets in the city.

The des­ig­nated load­ing and un­load­ing zones will be lo­cated along Up­per Ses­sion Road in front of PLDT, Up­per Ses­sion Road in front of Solibao res­tau­rant, Up­per Ses­sion Road in front of Chowk­ing res­tau­rant, Up­per Ses­sion road in front of KFC fast­food, Up­per Ses­sion road in front of the Post Of­fice, Mid­dle Ses­sion road in front of Volante, Lower Ses­sion road in front of Luisa’s Café, Lower Ses­sion Road in front of Di­ag­nos­tic Cen­ter, Lower Ses­sion Road in front of De­vel­op­ment Bank of the Philip­pines, Lower Ses­sion road in front of McDon­ald’s and 456 res­tau­rant, Lower Ses­sion Road in front of Save More, Per­fecto St. for Aurora Hill jeep­neys, Per­fecto St. for Tran­cov­ille jeeps, Har­ri­son fronting the de­mol­ished for­mer Rose Bowl res­tau­rant, Har­ri­son Road fronting the Pa­tri­otic High School, Gov. Pack road near City Trea­sury of­fice booth, UP Drive en­trance in Sun­shine Park, UP en­trance along Ja­pa­nese Park, Baguio City High School sec­ond gate, City Health Ser­vices Of­fice be­side the flag­pole, Mabini Street in front of Vic­to­ria Su­per­mart, Sun­shine Su­per­mart, Abanao Square mall, Mar­bay Abanao, Magsaysay Av­enue be­side old Rab­bit sink­hole, SLU drive and NBI old gate.

The des­ig­nated taxi stands in­clude Lower Ses­sion Road in front of Chowk­ing, Lower Ses­sion road near Pines Ar­cade, Mid­dle Ses­sion Road in front of Luisa’s Café, Mid­dle Ses­sion Road in front of Jol­libee, Up­per Ses­sion road in front of Solibao, Up­per Ses­sion Road near Sky­world, Abanao Road in front of Abanao Square, Up­per Ses­sion Road in front of PLDT, Mar­cov­ille in front of Vic­tory Liner ter­mi­nal, Pac­dal Park cir­cle, Mines View Park, Sun­shine Su­per­mart, BGH ro­tunda, Slaugh­ter­house Com­pound, Har­ri­son Road in front of wait­ing shed, Gov. Pack road in front of UC first gate, Boni­fa­cio St. in front of SLU main gate and Magsaysay Av­enue in front of Baguio Cen­ter Mall.

Any per­son found guilty of vi­o­lat­ing the pro­vi­sions of the mea­sure will be fined P250 to P500 for the first of­fense, P300 to P1,000 for the sec­ond of­fense for the sec­ond of­fense and P500 to P1,500 and sus­pen­sion of driver’s li­cense for a onemonth pe­riod for the third and suc­ceed­ing vi­o­la­tions for fail­ure to ob­serve the taxi stands and load­ing and un­load­ing ar­eas.

The or­di­nance stip­u­lated the City En­gi­neer­ing Of­fice, in co­or­di­na­tion with the Baguio City Po­lice Of­fice–Traf­fic Man­age­ment Branch (BCPO-TMB) will be tasked to in­stall

the nec­es­sary sig­nages in the des­ig­nated load­ing, un­load­ing zones and taxi stands and that the sig­nages must mea­sure 24 inches by 24 inches in­di­cat­ing the or­di­nance num­ber, ad­vi­sory, penalty and be­low the sig­nage should in­clude the pick and go warn­ing.

Any driver found park­ing his ve­hi­cle at the des­ig­nated stands or load­ing area de­spite no vis­i­ble pas­sen­gers to load shall be fined P500 and con­fis­ca­tion of both front and back li­cense plate numbers.

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TORCHED. Anti – nar­cotics agents together with the dif­fer­ent law en­forcers de­stroy nearly P6 mil­lion worth of mar­i­juana plants dur­ing a clear­ing op­er­a­tion in Kalinga.

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