MMDA extends E-vehicle road ban info campaign by one week

QUEZON CITY (PIA) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Monday, May 20, that it will extend its information campaign by one week regarding the prohibition of e-bikes, e-trikes, and similar light vehicles on national roads. This extension follows the lapse of the grace period granted by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on May 18.

MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes stated that personnel will continue reminding drivers of e-vehicles and other non-motorized transport to avoid national, circumferential, and radial roads in Metro Manila.

No tickets will be issued during this additional week to support the President’s educational campaign.

This one-week extension will allow owners and drivers of e-bikes, e-trikes, and other similar light vehicles to comply with either registration or getting a driver’s license,” Artes said. 

Starting next Monday, vehicles without proper registration and licenses will be impounded. Local government units (LGUs) have been conducting information drives on alternative routes.

MMDA Acting Chairperson Atty. Romando Artes leads the press conference on the one week extension of the information drive on the ban of e-vehicles on national roads.

Additionally, the MMDA is preparing for the rainy season through regular maintenance activities, flood control projects, and installing trash traps. The agency has identified 80 flood-prone areas in Metro Manila and cleaned 199,571 linear meters of drainage systems this year. All 71 MMDA-maintained pumping stations are operational, and 163 trash traps are installed along waterways.

The MMDA, LGUs, and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are proposing a comprehensive drainage master plan for the National Capital Region to ensure interconnected and efficient drainage systems. Despite mitigation measures, Artes noted that improper waste disposal still causes flooding. The MMDA will meet with DPWH, LGUs, and dam operators to address localized flooding and enhance disaster preparedness for the rainy season. (MMDA/PIA-NCR/AVS)

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