If you’ve been caught in the monstrous traffic these days, chances are you haven’t been aware of the “massive rehabilitation” of the major thoroughfares in Metro Manila yet.
It’s not the ordinary “Carmageddon” that we have already experienced since the economy opened up and as we continue inching closer to the holiday rush. Since these rehabilitation efforts “will include preventive maintenance, overlays, asphalt overlay, including the provision of specific lanes for motorcycles and riders” that would make a total mess of our busy roads for days.
The DPWH should have asked the motorists earlier to refrain, if possible, from using the roads of Metro Manila as it undertakes that massive rehabilitation program. Asking the motorists to look for alternate routes as several national roads are being rehabilitated only creates havoc everywhere as vehicles jammed the only remaining available passable roads they can take in the metro.
Many motorists who were caught unaware of this take any road that they can go to in order to free themselves of the monstrous traffic ahead. The result is always chaos as motorists were trapped into the same road that they taught would be free from traffic.
There are no more enough alternate roads in the metro to talk about since most of the available roads that have been cleared for traffic have been closed once again either because of the “former tenants” going back again (these are the various illegal businesses or squatters being protected by their respective barangay) or they become “big parking lots” once again.
We should admit that as long as new roads are introduced and those “freed” roads from “former occupants” are kept clean and passable we will continue to experience “Carmageddon” on an everyday basis as December comes fast approaching.
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There’s this one app that many motorists need if they really would want to save as fuel costs continue to spiral. And that is the PriceLOCQ mobile app being featured by Seaoil.
Although it’s been three straight weeks that we are experiencing reduction in the costs of gasoline and diesel, there’s no guarantee that they will continue to decline further. There are so many reasons why fuel costs might go spiraling once again.
We think that companies should take advantage of locking the price of oil (after more than P4/liter was slashed earlier this week) by buying it today since they might increase again in the next few weeks. There are reports that there are now over 200,000 PriceLOCQ app users that were able to buy and store fuels for future use before another series of price hikes. An added feature is the RFID top-up for Autosweep, and soon for the Easytrip.