THE Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) will push for a no-contact apprehension policy once the upgrading of the P250 million Intelligent Transport System will be finished.

CCTO spokesperson Paul Gotiong told SunStar Cebu Sunday, June 26, 2022, that they are now closely coordinating with the contractor for the progress of the project.

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According to Gotiong, the project is already in its second and final phase and the CCTO is hoping that it will be turned over by the contractor this year.

The first phase of the project covered 18 intersections, while the second phase is for 27 intersections, he said.

Gotiong added that closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and traffic lights with counters will be installed in all intersections.

The CCTV cameras with plate recognition capabilities will only be installed in major intersections in the city.

Once all systems are in place, the CCTO will push for the implementation of a no-contact apprehension on traffic violators in the city, said Gotiong.

“We are pushing for that and hope the city council will take it into consideration,” Gotiong said.

Gotiong noted that all traffic laws would require an ordinance from the city council and the CCTO’s role is to implement the rules.