Iloilo City council okays vehicle clamping deal

February 18, 2015 5:51 am 

ILOILO CITY, Feb.17 – The city council here has approved a Memorandum of Agreement with a private firm to fully implement the traffic regulation project on clamping of parked vehicles in regulated city streets.

In a regular session on Tuesday, city councilor Plaridel Nava, chairman of the SP committee on transportation, said the council imprimatur would pave the way for full clamping implementation starting Feb. 25.

Nava said the project is a joint venture agreement with 3L Corp. at no cost to the city government but with a sharing scheme of 70 percent for the private corporation and 30 percent for the city on fines paid by vehicle owners caught illegally parked and its tires clamped in specific areas where parking is not allowed.

The joint venture partner has a towing truck to tow illegally parked vehicles in initial city streets, especially in busy commercial streets such as Iznart, JM Basa, Ledesma, Valeria, Quezon, Mabini and Gen. Luna .

Fines will be collected from owners or drivers of vehicles clamped at Php 1,000 for light vehicles , Php 1,200 for vans and trucks and Php 1,500 for public utilities jeepneys illegally parked.

A team from the Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO) and the private firm will conduct inspection on regulated city streets and to clamp the tires of vehicles apprehended on illegal parking. (PNA)

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