PPA to implement new traffic plan at Zambo port on June 1 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 June 2013 11:13

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is set to implement a new traffic plan in the port effective June 1 this year.

The new traffic plan involves many changes from the present scheme, the most significant of which is the introduction of the one-way traffic flow wherein vehicles coming in from the Cawa-Cawa entry point will have to take their exit through the Corcuera St. exit gate. The creation of choke points near the Bureau of Customs Office and at the marginal wharf post will also prohibit the entry of unauthorized vehicles into certain areas of the port.

Meanwhile, private vehicles carrying well-wishers or welcome parties will not be allowed on the ferry pier, but will be directed towards the parking area fronting the Passenger Terminal Building-II (PTB-II). Regular commuters headed for Basilan will be accommodated with the parking space beside the Passenger Terminal Building-I (PTB-I). Passengers will be directed to pass through the Passenger Terminal Building-I (PTB-I) so that the screening of baggage and persons may be done properly.

Along with the implementation of the new traffic plan, passengers are advised to secure their vessel and terminal tickets only from the ticket booths and not from any other source or on board the vessel. For this reason, passengers must be at the passenger terminal building one (1) hour from the scheduled time of departure. Other policies for strict implementation includes the wearing of PPA IDs while inside the port premises; prohibition of entry for colorum vehicles, habal-habal motorcycles and other private vehicles into operational areas; and the requirement for cargo vehicles to present Cargo Entry/Withdrawal Slips and to display PPA vehicle stickers for access into operational areas.

The new traffic scheme is part of the move by Port Police Division Station Commander Maj. Francis Clavecillas in updating the Port Facility Security Plan of the Port of Zamboanga.