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Parts of Julia Vargas Ave. in Pasig declared as carpool lanes

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Only private cars with four passengers and public utility vehicles will be allowed to use parts of Julia Vargas Avenue in Pasig City starting Monday during peak hours.

The city government declared parts of the avenue as "carpool lanes" as part of its "apat dapat" campaign to decongest traffic in the area.

The new policy will be implemented from Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The city government said that during these hours, the carpool lanes will be allotted solely for "vehicles with four persons including driver" or "yellow plate vehicles (public utility vehicles and taxis) regardless of number of passengers."

It said dark-tinted vehicles with four passengers can only pass through the carpool lane if its windows are open.

Violators will be fined P500 for each offense.

The city government said that new policy is only on an "experimental phase" and "subject to adjustment based on results of trial."

The Pasig City Command Center posted more details of the scheme on Facebook.

—Anna Felicia Bajo/ALG, GMA News

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