Traffic plan set for Calle Real tour-A A +A
Thursday, December 5, 2013
THE Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO) has drafted a traffic plan for vehicles passing the main central business district or Calle Real along JM Basa St. in Iloilo City.
The City Council adopted a resolution for the pedestrianization of a street span from corner Arroyo St. or the Plazoleta Gay until corner Mapa St. at the Freedom Grandstand.
Called as a heritage walk tour by main proponent, councilor Jason Gonzales said the TMTRO will impose “No Entry” policy on all vehicles at the JM Basa Street and “No Entry” for public utility vehicles from corner Muelle Loney to JM Basa by passing Arroyo, Arsenal, Aldeguer, and Guanco streets from December 14, 2013 to March 16, 2014.
The walk tour will start every Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 o’ clock midnight of Sunday. The tour will last for three months and walking tourists will enjoy the site of Calle Real and the heritage buildings from Saturday afternoon and evening, the whole day of Sunday until midnight.
TMTRP chief Engineer Jose Tengco said the three months experimental walk tour will open the street span for night vendors and other sellers as domestic and foreign tourists walk to see the numerous heritage buildings of the old city refurbished to its original façade without fear of running vehicles.
The TMTRO created a route scheme for motorists of PUJs from Jaro CPU, Jaro Liko, City Proper, Baluarte, Lapuz, and Bo. Obrero going in and out of the city.