MMDA shuts down 2 bus terminals in EDSA Pasay

MANILA-- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has ordered the closure of two bus terminals in Pasay City for operating without permits and violating the nose in nose out policy.

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim, along with officials of the Pasay City local government, served the notices of closure Wednesday to the Bragais/Pamar Terminal and St. Jude/San Rafael Terminal located along EDSA for operating without business permits and sharing garages with each other.

Pasay City Administrator Dennis Acorda said the Bragais and Pamar Terminal had no permit while St. Jude and San Rafael had an expired permit.

The MMDA has also ordered the impounding of five Cavite bound buses of Don Aldrin Transport for out of line violation after they were found to be utilizing the garage terminal of Smart Bus located along EDSA instead of the Southwest Integrated Provincial Terminal (SWIPT) at HK Sun Plaza along Roxas Boulevard.

MMDA has earlier warned that 11 out of 16 bus terminals in EDSA are in danger of closure for violating government rules and regulations.

Bus terminals should have barangay permits and have terminal compliance which is issued by the MMDA after they have acquired locational, fire safety and management clearances as well as sanitary and special use permits.

They should also follow the nose in nose out policy which requires buses to go in and out of their terminals front first and should not be allowed to back up and disturb the traffic flow.

Source: Philippine News Agency