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NLEx toll holiday in Valenzuela City ends Wednesday noon

/ 11:01 AM December 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The toll holiday for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) in Valenzuela City will end Wednesday at noon as Mayor Rex Gatchalian ordered the “conditional lifting” of the suspension order of the business permit of NLEx Corp.

“Toll Holiday is ending at 12:01 pm, December 16, 2020, as Mayor @rex_gatchalian orders conditional lifting of the suspension order on NLEX Corporation’s business permit,” the local government unit (LGU) announced in a Facebook post.

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According to the LGU, the city government and NLEx Corp. also agreed to lift the barriers in all radio-frequency identification (RFID) lanes in toll plazas within Valenzuela City from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

“Toll fees will be collected during these hours,” the LGU also said.

The barriers will be set in place from 10:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. in all RFID lanes “for safety reasons.”

Both parties have agreed on the reinstatement of cash lanes in strategic locations in toll plazas in the city, as well as on upgrading the RFID system and account management “to address growing consumer complaints to be completed on or before January 30, 2021.”

The LGU and the company have likewise agreed to create a technical working group composed of key personnel from the city government and NLEx Corp., who will continuously meet to innovate traffic and account management initiatives.

The city government said these measures are among the points agreed upon by the two parties during a meeting earlier in the day.

The Valenzuela government earlier suspended the business permit of the toll operator on December 7 due to issues on its RFID system, which Gatchalian has blamed for the traffic buildup near toll booths in the locality.

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