The business permit of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Valenzuela City is in danger of being revoked if it will fail to take action this week on complaints regarding its RFID system.
“Hindi ako nananakot, pero ‘yung lifting natin is conditional in nature. Nung ibinalik natin business permit nila may colatilla ‘yun na dapat hindi sila lalabag sa alituntunin na napagkasunduan,” said Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian.
“Na-solve namin ‘yung sa barriers up, ‘yung sa traffic. Ngayon sa crediting, to be fair about them, nag-upgrade sila ng sistema nila, ng app nila. Nabawasan complaint ng delay, pero meron pa rin. Kaya nagpulong na naman kami. Sabi nila kaya nilang i-debug ‘yung system hanggang bukas. So by tomorrow, dapat wala na kaming naririnig na complaint na nag-load ako pero late na-credit,” the mayors said.
Gatchalian insists he will not release it until NLEX perfects their system.
It will be recalled that in December last year, the city lifted its imposition of a suspension on NLEX business permits after it addressed some complaints regarding RFID.
RFID complaints should be addressed by Feb. 26: Mayor Gatchalian
“Mula Dec. 16 naka-barriers up kami so whether or not mabasa ‘yung RFID mo o hindi problema na ni NLEX ‘yun, tuloy-tuloy lang ‘yung mga motorista naming dumadaan. Wala na kaming bottleneck sa toll plaza namin, medyo nabawasan ‘yung traffic kasi through and through ‘yung traffic namin,” said Gatchalian.
He requested that the same system be implemented in other toll plazas outside Valenzuela.
“’Pag dumaan kayo sa Valenzuela mapupuna n’yo kami lang may mga camera sa labas pagtapos ng toll plaza, so walang hassle na mag-chacha ‘yung sasakyan, atras-abante, daan ka lang ng daan. Sana i-implement na nila sa toll plaza sa ibang lugar huwag lang dito sa Valenzuela. Kaya naman pala,” he said.
Early this month, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) said it would implement the three-strike policy against RFID violators or motorists who do not pay enough toll fees starting February 22. But they would only do this if toll operators would first comply with the minimum operating standards.