The provincial government will test tomorrow afternoon a contingency plan on the traffic flow for the Cebu South Bus Terminal. Capitol Chief of Security Loy Madrigal, this is in preparation for the long holidays in the coming weeks, where passengers are expected to storm the facility.
“Among testingan ugma ang among gikasabotan with the bus managers, Land Transportation Office 7, Philippine National Police 7 ug provincial engineering (office),” he said.
Madrigal said that in their plan, the incoming passengers will not be allowed to enter the facility, which is not yet cleared by the provincial engineering office. CSBT suffered minor damage due to the 7.1 intensity quake in Cebu.
Under this scheme, railings will be put up to guide the boarding passengers and help avoid confusion. This would be especially helpful during the long weekends like the barangay election this October 28 and the Halloween on November 1-2.
Madrigal, however, said the plan would still depend if the provincial engineer will certify the building as safe for occupancy.
He appealed for understanding from the commuters in tomorrow’s test, saying they really need to install order at the CSBT during the long weekends to prevent untoward incidents.
The structural assessment on the Capitol-owned buildings is still ongoing. (Xerxes Alkuino)