THE yearly influx of passengers in Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT) has started Monday, January 2, an official said.
Aisa Yusop, DCOTT head, in a interview of SunStar Davao said people from different provinces are now returning to the city, while those who came visiting the city for the holidays are now leaving as work resumed and classes will soon start.
Yusop noted no untoward security incidents as they have the full support of the security personnel and the police assisted by Task Force Davao.
“The influx of passengers has started and so far we did not receive negative reports,” Yusop said.
The arrivals and departures of buses are fast for all destinations except for Cagayan de Oro via Bukidnon-Davao highway.
“Despite the fact that the buses are full, sometimes the ride is delayed because there are many road repairs in those areas,” Yusop said.
The transport office expected the influx to continue until Sunday before passenger traffic normalizes, Yusop added.
Yusop also said based from her assessment, there were more passengers this year compared to last year because of the two long weekends. (KVC)