A city councilor asks the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) to implement the amended ordinance which provided stricter and longer truck ban in the city effective immediately.
“I already called up the CTTMO officer-in-charge about the immediate and full implementation of the amended truck ban which was approved by the City Council last July 14,” Councilor Conrado Baluran, chair committee on transportation, said.
Baluran said the CTTMO has yet to implement the amended truck ban as it is still putting up notices in areas identified as starting point of the truck ban. These are areas from crossing Catalunan Pequeño up to Greenhills for trucks coming from Calinan, and Holy Cross of Bunawan to Sumifru for trucks coming from Davao del Norte.
Baluran also warned trucks from the Calinan area to stop using the road shoulders along the San Pedro College area for parking. He said he will ask the CTTMO to look into this and apprehend the violators.
“Implementing the truck ban is the job of the CTTMO and they should implement it as soon as possible,” he said.
Baluran encouraged establishments using big trucks for their businesses to consider putting up their warehouses in the city’s outskirts due to the truck ban. He said some are already looking at warehouse areas along Sirawan, Malagamot and Calinan for relocation.
Pending the implementation of the amended truck ban, there is an existing truck ban that should be implemented by CTTMO and followed by trucks.
The only difference between the original ordinance and the amended one is the adjustment on the time and the designation of certain areas where trucks are advised to stop to observe the ban. Lovely A. Carillo