THE Land Transportation Office-National Capital Region (LTO-NCR) will launch this year “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe” to protect the riding public against erring public utility vehicle drivers this Christmas season.
Atty. Clarence Guinto, director of LTO-NCR, in an interview, said additional 297 traffic enforcers will be deployed to assist the riding public.
Guinto said these enforcers will be deployed in bus terminals and malls in Metro Manila.
The mandate of these enforcers are to extend assistance to commuters and apprehend erring PUV drivers.
Movable help desks will be installed in different bus terminals and malls to ensure LTO-NCR traffic enforcers will closely monitor traffic situation and other events in their respective areas of responsibility.
Oplan Ligtas Biyahe is in partnership with other government enforcers such as PNP-Highway Patrol Group, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Local Government Units.
Guinto said the 297 additional traffic enforcers are divided into several groups and each group will be supervised by a district chief of LTO and to be closely monitored by the Office of the LTO-Regional Office.
All the traffic enforcers to be deployed by the LTO-NCR are employees of the agency, Guinto said.
Guinto said Oplan Ligtas Biyahe was reactivated by the LTO-NCR or orders of Assistant Secretary and LTO chief Edgar Galvante.