Assurance of safer travels in the tollways
The men and women of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) have their work cut out for them in ensuring safe and hassle-free travel in tollways under their watch all year round.
“We are implementing a more extensive motorists assistance program starting this Holy Week to further improve our services for safe and convenient travel to our motorists traveling between Metro Manila and Central and North Luzon provinces,” announced MPTC’s dynamic President and CEO, Rodrigo E. Franco.
In a recent media gathering attended by Motoring Today it was announced that starting this year, MPTC, the holding company of NLEX, SCTEX, and CAVITEX, is expanding the coverage of its annual “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” (SMSK) motorist assistance program to include not only this year’sHoly Week, Undas, and Christmas holidays but also the forthcoming long weekends specifically Araw ng Kagitingan (April 7-9), National Heroes’ Day (August 25-27) and Bonifacio Day (November 30-December 2).
The SMSK is MPTC’s annual motorist assistance program intended to ensure hassle-free travel during holidays by enhancing all services in all three MPTC-owned expressways.
“Apart from expanding the coverage to the long weekends, the SMSK will also render 24-hour free towing services for Class 1 vehicles during the specific periods instead of the usual 12-hour operation,” added Rod, MPTC’s friendly top honcho in his usual soft-speaking demeanor.
Motoring Today also learned that from March 23 to April 2, NLEX-SCTEX traffic personnel will devote extended working hours and intensified patrol coverage to closely monitor and manage the expected surge of vehicles in Balintawak, Mindanao Avenue, Bocaue, Sta. Ines, Tarlac, and Subic-Tipo toll plazas. Additional patrol and incident response teams will also be ready to assist motorists at all interchanges and fuel stations.
Additionally on the peak hours starting today,March 28, 29, and April 1, the Balintawak Toll Plaza will open 24 toll collection points while Mindanao Avenue and Tarlac Toll Plazas will open 10 and 29 toll collection points, respectively. Portabooths and portable toll collection equipment will be used to speed up transactions.
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