The Pasig River Ferry Service (PRFS) will resume its partial operation on a limited capacity starting August 3.

Passengers will enjoy free rides at the Pasig River Ferry Service (PRFS) starting Aug. 3 as the service resumes limited operations.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim said: “Everything is set for the partial resumption of the PRFS, but only half of its capacity, inclusive of ferry boat crew.”

The Pinagbuhatan, San Joaquin, Guadalupe, Valenzuela, Lawton and Escolta stations will be opened.

The service will operate Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. but at 50 percent capacity in observance of health protocols arising from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

The ferry management has disinfected stations and boats, and docking and maintenance facilities, and has placed floor markings, stickers and posters to ensure that passengers strictly observe physical distancing, the MMDA said.

Passengers below 21 years old and 60 years old and above will not be allowed in the ferries.

The ferry service was halted on March 17 when the enhanced community quarantine over the entire Luzon was imposed. Jojo Mangahis

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