Colorum Jeepneys & Vans Got Impounded in Pandacan, Manila
The LTFRB and i-ACT have impounded colorum jeepneys and vans traveling along Zamora Street in Pandacan, Manila.
On Thursday morning (March 4, 2021), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (i-ACT) have joined forces to impound the colorum jeepneys and vans in Pandacan Manila.
i-ACT special operations team leader Col. Jose Manuel Bonnevie explained that only modern jeepneys are allowed to travel along the route. The authorities received a report that traditional jeepneys continue to pass along the area.
Two traditional jeepneys have been caught with no QR code, which serves as a special permit for the drivers and operators. One driver said that they were allowed to operate but they failed to acquire a QR code.
The drivers have also expressed their sentiments and stressed out that they are struggling to earn money during this time of coronavirus pandemic. They need to pay a fine of P50, 000 to redeem their impounded jeepney.
According to i-ACT, other drivers might discovered their operation and were able to escape. Some drivers of modern jeepneys have been apprehended after some of their passengers have been caught for not wearing face masks.
Six vans including shuttle services have been apprehended after caught charging fare from the passengers although they had no franchise. The authorities also issued at least 40 citation tickets towards motorcycle riders who commit traffic violations.
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