Ready! Gov’t deploys buses for ‘Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok’ drive

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Government is providing buses for commuters who will be inconvenienced by the “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” campaign.

According to Jojo Garcia, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) assistant general manager for planning, at least 20 buses will be deployed to areas most affected by the crackdown on dilapidated and smoke-belching public utility jeepneys starting Tuesday.

Nonair-conditioned buses will charge a fare of P10 while air-conditioned buses will charge P12. This setup will be in effect for two to three months.

The Interagency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) has so far impounded 50 passenger jeepneys and issued citation tickets to 244 drivers of smoke belching jeepneys.

The routes most affected by I-ACT’s campaign are Quiapo and Baclaran in Manila, Commonwealth and Novaliches in Quezon City, Guadalupe in Makati City, and Masinag in Antipolo City.