The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be deploying more than 2,000 traffic personnel to ensure smooth flow of traffic along major thoroughfares in Metro Manila during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, an official said Tuesday.
“We leave the responsibility of cleaning inside cemeteries to local government units. We are also calling on the public to keep cemeteries clean and tidy,” MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said during a press briefing.
He also advised the public to be aware of the traffic rerouting schemes that local government units will implement in their respective localities.
The MMDA will also implement a “no day-off, no absent” policy for its traffic enforcers from October 27 to November 3 as part of its “Oplan Undas 2018”.
Members of the agency’s Special Task Force Operations will be clearing roads along the cemeteries while the Metro Parkway Clearing Group will be cleaning up the vicinity of major cemeteries in Metro Manila, Garcia said.
The Manila North Cemetery in Manila City, Manila South Cemetery in Makati City, Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, Bagbag Public Cemetery in Quezon City and Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City are among the major cemeteries being monitored by the MMDA.
The Road Emergency Group will install tents for Public Assistance Centers at these cemeteries and dispatch ambulances to provide emergency medical services to cemetery visitors.
The Metrobase Command Center will also keep track of the traffic situation as well as emergency operations during the observance of “Undas.”
The number coding scheme will be suspended on November 1 and 2 as these were declared special non-working holidays. (PNA)
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