Overpass project resolution on Araneta Street now approved
To avoid the students from being sideswiped by vehicles near the Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) in Bacolod City, the City Council passed a resolution authored by Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. to construct an overpass for pedestrians on Araneta Street. Gamboa said that the area really needs an overpass to secure the safety of the people crossing the streets, especially the students. The resolution was approved during the regular session .
No permit, no digging ordinance for contractors
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved the first reading on the ordinance authored by Bacolod Councilor Dindo Ramos. The ordinance aims to require contractors, government engineers, and other agencies to secure special permits before excavation and diggings of roads, bridges, canals, and drainage system within Bacolod City .
To avoid road-related incidents, Mr. Ramos said that the riding public has the right to know, be aware, or be notified when an excavation and digging of roads, bridges, canals and drainage system happens. Contractors shall also include the duration of the project to keep the people aware how long this project may affect the particular area.
In the event that the ordinance gets violated, a fine of PhP5,000 for the first month of violation shall be imposed. For the succeeding two months of violation, violators will pay another PhP5,000. If violations continue on the third month, the contractor will be blacklisted and may no longer participate in any public bidding. They will also be required to pay a fine of P5,000 and a complete stoppage of construction.