LIST: PUVs Resuming Operations As Metro Manila Reverts To GCQ

PUVs RESUMING OPERATIONS – Several public transportation vehicles are set to resume operations after Metro Manila reverted back to a general community quarantine (GCQ).

Following the 14-day “time out”, the government has once again placed Metro Manila under a GCQ in order for the economy to bounce back. However, Malacañang emphasized that the GCQ would be “stricter” than the previous GCQ.

PUVs Resuming Operations In GCQ (Metro Manila, August 19, 2020)
Image from: Financial Times

With that, PUVs are set to serve the commuting public. Here are the list of PUVs resuming operations according to an article from ABS-CBN:

  • The MRT-3 line is ready to deploy 16 Czech-built CKD train sets and 2 China-built Dalian train sets daily
  • The LRT-1 can dispatch 24 train sets for morning and afternoon peak hours and 18 train sets for off-peak hours
  • LRT-2 will deploy 5 train sets daily
  • The Philippine National Railways will deploy 10 train sets on a daily basis
  • Some 716 modern jeepneys will be operating in 45 routes
  • A total of 12,442 in total of 126 routes for traditional jeepneys were allowed to operate
  • For UV Express, a total of 1,621 in 51 routes were allowed to hit the streets once GCQ takes effect
  • At least 3,662 buses will serve Metro Manila commuters for the approved 31 routes
  • There will be some 364 units for point-to-point buses, 20,493 taxis and 23,7776 ride-hailing units in Metro Manila

As per the article, the Department of Transportation said:

With the reopening of public transportation services during the GCQ, the DOTr reminds passengers that strict health and safety protocols will be enforced to help curb the spread of COVID-19

Meanwhile, the DOTr emphasized that PUVs would strictly follow a “no face mask” and “no face shield” no ride policy would be enforced. Additionally, temperature checks would also be conducted as an added precaution.

Furthermore, commuters are urged to practice regularly sanitizing their hands. Along with this, the DOTr said that commuters would also be required to fill up contact tracing and health declarations forms.

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