MPT South Tollways: All Systems Go For 2021 Holy Week Under ECQ
Metro Pacific Tollways South (MPT South), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) will be activating its “Safe Trip Mo, Sagot Ko (SMSK) program” to reinforce 24/7 motorist assistance for motorists traversing its toll road networks: Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), Cavitex C-5 Link Flyover, and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) during the Holy Week.
From March 28 to April 5, 2021, under SMSK program, CAVITEX Customer Service Centers (Northbound and Southbound), C-5 Link Flyover Customer Service Station (Westbound), and CALAX Greenfield (Mamplasan) Customer Service Station will be open 24/7 for motorists’ concerns, as well as Easytrip RFID installation and reloading. Emergency medical services (EMS) will also be on-site 24/7 during the said period. Moreover, on March 31 6:00AM until April 5, 6:00AM, free towing service for Class 1 vehicles will be provided (to the nearest exit only).
“During this ECQ, we continue to remain in 24/7 service for our motorists for their essential travels this Holy Week. Safety is our priority, and so our team will continue to be on standby on these dates to maintain ease of passage of goods and motorists traversing our expressways. Also, we continue to remind our motorists to practice minimum health protocols such as wearing a mask inside their vehicles to avoid COVID-19 transmission,” said Roberto V. Bontia, President and General Manager of MPT South.
According to Bontia, the tollway company will deploy a total of 78 traffic operations manpower to ensure 24/7 operations in its toll roads. RFID assist and ambulant tellers on cash lanes will also be increased to manage the queue of vehicles in toll plazas.
On March 29, 2021, the government places NCR+ (Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and Rizal) under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until April 4, 2021, with a stricter protocol. Only authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) are allowed to travel by the government during the said dates.
Aside from the CALAX and CAVITEX network of toll roads, MPTC’s domestic portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the NLEX Connector Road, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.
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