Calax and Cavitex ready for the holiday wave

MPCALA Holdings Inc., (MHI) and Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), subsidiaries of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), recently activated Oplan Biyaheng Ayos for the expected influx of motorists this holiday season along the highway. Cavite-Laguna (CALAX) and the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX).

This year, with the government easing restrictions on ground travel to help rebound the economy, MPTC forecast a 10% increase in the number of vehicles rivaling CALAX from yesterday, January 23, 2021, to January 4, 2022 while ‘an increase of 7% has been planned. for CAVITEX. Toll highway operators placed on the operations of both highways are on high alert to ensure safe, secure, reliable and convenient toll crossings for travelers during the holiday rush.

To date, CALAX operates from Binan, Laguna to the east of Silang, Cavite and serves approximately 18,000 vehicles on weekdays. A record volume of around 32,000 vehicles was recorded during the weekends in early December.

MHI will continue to provide 24/7 patrol and security personnel for motorist assistance, as well as place the emergency medical services team, towing service provider, and crew on duty. ‘incident response at an optimal level and positioned within the Greenfield compound to respond to motorist emergency situations within 15 minutes on notice.

However, the CIC continues to extend its 24/7 motorist assistance to toll users. The deployment of labor at toll plazas, patrol vehicles, ambulances, towing services, maintenance vehicles and personnel will be optimal. The toll motorway operator also coordinated with local government units (LGUs) to ensure a smooth flow of traffic at the entrances and exits of the motorway.

Customer service centers will also be available 24/7 for CALAX and CAVITEX, anticipating RFID installations for seasonal motorists without an Easytrip RFID tag and reloading services for regular account holders to avoid inconvenience to customers. toll stations.

In addition, both highways will also offer free towing for Class 1 vehicles (until the nearest exit only) from 6 a.m. on December 24 until 6 a.m. on December 27, 2021 and 6 a.m. on December 1 January at 6 a.m. of January 3, 2022.

MPTC also continues to remind motorists to obey road safety laws such as the Drunk and Drugged Driving Law and the Seat Belt Use Law; and follow government minimum health protocols to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 and its variants.

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