DOTr: Free 24/7 EDSA Bus Carousel rides for the entire December

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 15) — Free rides in EDSA Bus Carousel will run 24/7 for the whole month of December, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Tuesday.

In a statement, the DOTr said the extended operation of the Libreng Sakay program will run from Dec. 1-31, earlier than the Dec. 15-31 initial schedule of implementation.

This is in line with the directive of Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), which will soon issue a resolution to make it a formal directive to bus operators who are part of the service contracting program, the DOTr said.

The extended operation of the EDSA Bus Carousel will address the anticipated increase in the number of passengers who will go to Metro Manila during the Christmas season. Malls have adjusted their operating hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is also seen to benefit BPO workers and mall employees as it will ensure that they have access to transportation, the agency added.

Bautista said the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic will also ensure 24-hour security operations.