Traffic on NLEX going out of Metro Manila still light–official

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MANILA, Philippines — Traffic along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)going out of Metro Manila wasstill normal and light as of Friday morning, according to a report by Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

Jay Bautista, traffic management and safety supervisor of NLEX, said they were expecting traffic volume to increase later in the afternoon as people begin to travel to the provinces for the annual commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

An estimated 100,000 vehicles go through the NLEX during off-peak season and is expected to increase by 10 to 15 percent starting later.

Bautista said that they have 20 mobile patrol cars and rescue units on standby, which could respond faster to any accident because of their new Automatic Vehicle Locator System.

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  • Anonymous

    If the government planners are really in for service, they should have long ago constructed or rehabilitated the railway system serving the northern provinces from Ilocos to Manila. They should upgrade the system and install all the necessary safeguard and improvement, from traffice sensors and lights, electronic signal to close roads in case trains are approaching, to squatter-clear and fenced tracks.

    Planeners must not think like a third world. Conduct studies and research, coordinate with electronics consultants and do some actual observation and study travel (not junkets) in developed countries. And decide in line with your professional expertise and go away from politics.

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