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LTFRB: More PUJs, routes to get green light once NCR reverts to GCQ

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 10:36 AM August 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Almost 1,000 more traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJs) will be allowed to operate while 15 additional routes will be opened once Metro Manila is placed back under general community quarantine (GCQ), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said.

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DAGDAG NA 968 TRADITIONAL PUJs, MAAARING MAKABIYAHE ORAS NA IBALIK SA GCQ ANG METRO MANILAMuling magbubukas ang Land…

Posted by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board – LTFRB on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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“Pwedeng bumiyahe ang mga traditional PUJs sa mga rutang nakasaad sa MC nang walang SPECIAL PERMIT,” the LTFRB said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

(Traditional jeepneys can go back on the road even without special permits.)

“Ngunit kapalit ng SPECIAL PERMIT ay ang QR Code na ibibigay sa bawat operator bago pumasada. Ang QR Code ay dapat naka-print sa short bond paper at naka-display sa PUJ unit,” it added.

(In lieu of special permits are QR codes to be given to each operator before they operate. QR codes should be printed on a short bond paper and displayed on the jeepney unit.)

The following routes will be opened once GCQ is reinstated:

T115 Malabon – Monumento via Acacia                                                                                                                                                                                                   T116 Cielito- Novaliches via Zabarte
T117 Novaliches – Deparo via Susano
T118 SM Fairview – Lagro Subd. Loop
T119 Meycauayan, Bulacan – Bignay
T120 Pantranco – Project 8 via Roosevelt
T217 Forbes Park – Pasay Rd. via Ayala Commercial Center
T218 Pasig – Taguig via Maestrang Pinang, Tipas
T219 Marikina – Paenaan
T220 Katipunan – Marcos Ave/Tandang Sora
T347 Cabrera – Libertad
T348 Arroceros – Cubao via España
T349 Quiapo (Barbossa) – Santol, Sta. Mesa
T350 Dagat-dagatan – Delpan via Divisoria
T351 Quiapo – San Miguel via Palanca

The agency reminded that no fare hike will be authorized.

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At present, the minimum fare remains at P9 for the first four kilometers and P1.50 for the subsequent kilometers.

PUJ operators, drivers and passengers are likewise required to follow strict health protocols such as monitoring of passengers’ body temperature, wearing of  face masks and face shields,  social distancing, and operating at 50% maximum passenger capacity.

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