Traffic jams still experienced in parts of Cebu City

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - CDN Digital | August 05,2020 - 06:00 PM

Minor traffic build up along Governor M. Cuenco Avenue in Cebu City on Wednesday morning, August 5, 2020. CDN Digital photo | Brian J. Ochoa

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Traffic congestion was still experienced here even after the city opened up roads to accommodate more vehicles on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

As of 3 p.m. of Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the traffic volume has been the same with that in the past two days, according to the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO).

Read: Cebu City lifts some road closures to help ease traffic congestion

CCTO Head Alma Casimero told CDN Digital that though the Sergio Osmeña Street and its adjacent roads have been opened up starting today, the street still experienced congestion due to the large volume of traffic.

“Giopen nato ang mga dalan aron mas sayon na iagi sa mga sakyanan. Pero daghan man gihapon ang mga sakyanan so parehas ra gihapon, aduna gihapoy traffic,” said Casimero.

(We opened up the roads so that vehicles may easily pass. However, there is still a huge volume of vehicles so it is still the same, there is still traffic jams.)

To assure that the streets are still in order despite the large volume of vehicles, Casimero said more traffic enforcers have been deployed along junctions and major thoroughfares.

The checkpoints of the Philippine National Police remain on some streets and the CCTO assist the policemen manning those checkpoints in checking if the vehicles are authorized to travel.

The CCTO has apprehended an estimated 500 violators in the last three days, some for driving without license or expired license and some for lacking of a delivery permit. /bmjo

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