MMDA exempts fuel delivery trucks from truck ban on EDSA and NAIA

MANILA-- Fuel delivery trucks can now travel to their respective gas stations along EDSA and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from midnight to 4 a.m. in order to meet the fuel requirements of various passenger airlines and cargo transportation.

"These fuel delivery trucks are a special exemption because they are essential and vital to our growing transportation sector, tourism, and the economy," Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Thomas Orbos said Wednesday.

"We invite other groups from the transport sector to follow the lead of the petroleum industry in being part of the solution," he added.

The agency decided to exempt fuel delivery trucks following a meeting with the representatives of the Petroleum Industry of the Philippines (PIP) Tuesday at the MMDA main office in Makati City.

During the meeting, PIP representatives, on behalf of the major oil companies, requested that their delivery trucks carrying aviation fuel be allowed to refill fuel depots at NAIA.

Fuel delivery trucks are also allowed to unload cargo on gas stations along EDSA beginning midnight to 4a.m. daily to maintain their regular supply in these depots.

Presently, the MMDA is implementing a truck ban between EDSA-Magallanes, Makati City and EDSA-North Avenue, Quezon City except on Sundays and holidays. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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