In the latest edition of “where else in the metro is traffic”, commuters and motorists had the surprise of their lives when they got stuck in traffic in Skyway longer than their usual transit time. Thanks to the newly built toll booths right in the middle of skyway, which, according to them, would help for “faster toll collection”, people coming from the South got stuck in traffic for more than 2 hours, twice the usual traffic in the said highway.
Motorists are confused as to why the brilliant minds from the Skyway management built a new toll booth, when you’ve already paid at the first toll booth. Basically, the use of the new toll booths is for the piece of paper you’re going to surrender. Read on to know how the Southies reacted to the traffic that welcomed their week.
@ManilaConyos Gets Straight to the Point
To the idiot who oversees and executes the plans for Skyway, I thought your single lane Alabang exit was pure myopic jackassery, but clearly you’ve outdone yourself with that toll gate in the middle of Skyway. Bravo, you cretin.
— Coños of Manila (@ManilaConyos) January 29, 2018
We’ve looked it up for you: cretin (n): a stupid person.
Expect Hassles Such As Missing Your Flight
To skyway management, am just about to miss my flight. Over 2 hours to get to terminal 3, double usual time due to a skyway toll booth relocation that messed up whole of slex NB. How can you do this & without fair warning? Anyone accountable? @SkywaySOMCO
— Anthony Pangilinan (@apangilinan) January 29, 2018
You now have to be at the airport FIVE hours before your flight instead of the usual 3 just so you wouldn’t miss it.
Literal Gates of Hell
Just read the public outrage against @SkywaySOMCO at #skyway . I share the sentiments of fellow skyway users. The new system actually made things worse. It’s like being thrown into the lower basement of hell.
— Ruffy Biazon (@ruffybiazon) January 29, 2018
Imagine having to pee so bad but you’re stuck at the very back and the only way out is to exit the toll booth, but it’ll take you 3 hours to get to the said toll booth. That’s the very definition of hell.
Skyway is the new EDSA. 😑 such a bad idea to move the toll in the middle of the skyway. #REFUND
— Andi Manzano Reyes (@andimanzano) January 29, 2018
And all along we thought EDSA was the worst.
We Basically Pay Just to Get Stuck in Traffic
We pay full price 72 pesos from Bicutan to use the #Skyway which was meant to bypass the congestion below in SLEX. Now because of new toll gate in middle of skyway, we are all crawling. Who is checking up on @SkywaySOMCO? Are they not accountable?? @DZMMTeleRadyo @inquirerdotnet
— Daphne Oseña Paez (@DaphneOP) January 30, 2018
When we’re paying for something, we expect to be given an efficient and great service. Skyway on the other hand…
Skyway In Competition with the MRT
@SkywaySOMCO traffic in skyway because of the brilliant costly toll booth in the middle of it that was only built for ticket collection. Pic was shot in SLEX, the traffic free toll free hiway #skywaynomore pic.twitter.com/ybCvbAdij5
— Erik Matti (@ErikMatti) January 30, 2018
Skyway management is saying that they “…are positive that once many have adjusted and adapted to the new toll collection system, the benefits of these enhancements to the Skyway will be felt by a great number of people.”
Yep, You’ll Have Plenty of Time to Do This
Meanwhile at Skyway… pic.twitter.com/0llppRgUd9
— Dan (@theleonpaladin) January 30, 2018
We’re gonna try this tomorrow…
This Makes the North A Much Better Place Now
“Why are you late”
WELL THE TRAFFIC FROM THE SOUTH IS STUPID AND STUPID AND STUPID COS SOME WISE GUY DECIDED TO PUT A STUPID TOLL BOOTH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAMN SKYWAY
— ☆ Sel ☆ (@koreyanprinxess) January 30, 2018
The selling point of the South is its peaceful and calm vibes sans the traffic. The South now became the worst place to live at thanks to this horrendous traffic.
*Update: Skyway O&M has announced they will revert back to the old pay as you enter scheme for private vehicles starting 10PM of January 30, 2018
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