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EDSA traffic flow, seven minutes faster.
Recently, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducted a simulation indicating the vehicular traffic flow on EDSA.
Chief Col. Antonio Gardiola of Highway Patrol Group (HPG) announced that the travel time along the 23.8-kilometer stretch of Edsa starting from Monumento, Caloocan City to Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City is now seven-minutes faster.
HPG is now working in cooperation with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) under the instruction of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade. Together as a team, they are monitoring various traffic units of the cities that EDSA occupies. MMDA even uses the Metrobase facilities and equipments to provide necessary adjustments in speeding up the traffic.
“This is due to closer coordination among traffic units of the national government and the local government units (LGUs),” said Gadiola.
Gadiola also said that the public may not have been seeing improvement despite the seven minute reduction. But he assured that the effect will be noticeable once all the programs for traffic management start.
Also, according to MMDA, the increase in speed is not affected whether it is a rush hour or not.