MMDA: 100 vi­o­la­tions in clearing ops

The Philippine Star - - METRO - – Robertzon Ramirez

The Metropoli­tan Manila De­vel­op­ment Author­ity (MMDA) re­ported al­most 100 traf­fic vi­o­la­tions dur­ing its clearing op­er­a­tions in Manila yes­ter­day.

In a state­ment, the MMDA said 30 ve­hi­cles were il­le­gally towed; 65 mo­torists were is­sued ci­ta­tion tick­ets; 16 were ap­pre­hended for il­le­gally parked ve­hi­cles; 43 for pub­lic util­ity ve­hi­cles; and six for other traf­fic vi­o­la­tions.

MMDA chair­man Danny Lim led the clearing op­er­a­tions yes­ter­day in Manila fol­low­ing re­ports they re­ceived through Hot­line 888, a cit­i­zens’ com­plaint cen­ter.

“We re­ceived lots of ob­struc­tion com­plaints in this area about road ob­struc­tions and we have to act on it to widen the road and pro­vide pedes­tri­ans a safe place to walk,” Lim said.

Shortly af­ter the clearing op­er­a­tions, Lim asked barangay of­fi­cials to main­tain the clean­li­ness of the area and fail­ure to do so would mean an ad­min­is­tra­tive case.

He said that he will re­turn in a week to check on the places the MMDA cleared dur­ing yes­ter­day’s op­er­a­tion.

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