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PBBM orders grant of grace period to e-vehicles using NCR national roads

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MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday directed the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and local government units (LGUs) to grant a one-month grace period to electric and other vehicles recently banned from using national roads in Metro Manila.
In an X post, Marcos said e-bikes, e-trikes, and other light vehicles prohibited from traversing around 20 major thoroughfares in Metro Manila should be given enough time to be aware of the implementation of the ban.
"Ngayong araw na ito, iniutos ko sa MMDA at sa lahat ng lokal na pamahaalan sa Metro Manila na bigyan ng palugit ang mga e-bikes, e-trikes at iba pang apektadong sasakyan na dumadaan sa ilang tukoy na daan sa Metro Manila," Marcos said.
"Kailangan pang magbigay ng sapat na panahon para sa malawak na pagsisiwalat ng impormasyon hinggil sa ban na ating ipinapatupad," he added.
Marcos was referring to MMDA Regulation 24-022 which took effect on Monday, prohibiting e-bikes, e-trikes, tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and "kuligligs" (improvised motor vehicle) from plying national roads, circumferential roads, and radial roads in Metro Manila.
Marcos said the new regulation must be clear to those using vehicles not allowed to traverse select roads in Metro Manila.
"Ang sakop ng grace period ay ang hindi pag-ticket, pagmulta at pag-impound ng mge e-trike," he said.
"Kung paparahin man sila, ito ay upang maayos na maituro ang mga kalsadang maari nilang gamitin, pati na ang pagpapaalala ng mga bagong patakaran na ipinapatupad upang paigtingin ang kaligtasan at kaayusan sa mga langsangan."
The MMDA order covers Recto Avenue; President Quirino Avenue; Araneta Avenue; Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue; Katipunan/C.P. Garcia; Southeast Metro Manila Expressway; Roxas Boulevard; Taft Avenue; OsmeƱa Highway or South Super Highway; Shaw Boulevard; Ortigas Avenue; Magsaysay Boulevard/Aurora Boulevard; and Quezon Avenue/Commonwealth Avenue.
Violators will have to pay a fine of P2,500 and unregistered vehicles will be impounded. (PNA)

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