The members of the Barangay Council of Mansilingan in Bacolod City are requesting the city officials to consider their barangay in the plan to put up a public transport terminal outside the city for the routes Bacolod-Murcia, Bacolod-Mambukal, and Bacolod-Salvador Benedicto, and vice versa.
They also requested that the terminal be put up within the vicinity of the barangay public market to ease traffic congestion in the city proper and help create economic activities in the public market.
The barangay resolution proposed by Kagawad Rodolfo Pico Jr., and unanimously approved by members of the barangay council, was addressed to Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Councilor Dindo Ramos, chairman of the Sanggunian Committee on Transportation.
The resolution said that, due to the rapid growth and development in Bacolod City, big volumes of vehicles, both public utility vehicles and private vehicles traversing the city streets, create traffic congestion in all major streets and cause discomfort to vehicles and pedestrians, alike.
It said measures to ease traffic congestion must be implemented so that this will not pose danger to the people and create problems that will impede the ongoing development and progress of the city.
Leonardia had proposed to Ramos the transfer of the terminal of jeepneys plying the Murcia and Mambukal routes, from the Libertad Market to the Barangay Mansilingan public market.
The Mayor said this will help prevent vehicles from going eastward or to Libertad Market and ease traffic congestion in the area. He also suggested that the terminal of Murcia and Mambukal should not be situated within the city.
Earlier, the management of Yanson Realty Development Corporation and Vallacar Transit Inc. asked the Bacolod City government “for the last time” to reconsider the consolidation of the East Public Terminal and the South Terminal in the construction of the southbound terminal at the Circumferential Road in Brgy. Tangub, otherwise, the Board will be inclined to cancel the donation of the property for non-compliance on the part of the city with the principal conditions of the deed of donation.
The YRDC had offered to donate 51,406 square meters lot to the city to be exclusively used as a terminal after the approval of an ordinance laying down the guidelines for the establishment of the new southbound terminal of Bacolod City.*CGS
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