300 traffic personnel to be deployed for Undas
Around 300 personnel from the Davao City Traffic and Transportation Management Office (CTTMO) will be deployed during the observation of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.
The CTTMO also came up with a traffic rerouting scheme for November 1 and November 2. The scheme covers Buhangin Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery, the Davao Memorial Park, and Wireless Cemetery.
Rhodelio Poliquit, the chief of CTTMO, said all traffic personnel will be deployed to manage and ensure the smooth flow of traffic on major city thoroughfares leading to the different cemeteries during Undas.
Congestion of roads is expected from October 31 to November 2 with thousands of people going to the cemeteries.
Repairs and constructions of drainage and roads have exacerbated the traffic woes in Davao City. The Davao City District Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has earlier said these projects are expected to be finished on November 1.
The early preparation is to make sure that the observation of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day is peaceful and orderly.
Lawyer Zuleika Lopez, Davao City Administrator, has earlier said the local government will also deploy Central 911 emergency response units in populated areas.
Poliquit, meanwhile, asked the public to always follow traffic rules. CIO