Number coding is back!

Number coding is back!

By Junex Doronio
August 12, 2022

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MANILA — Considered as an effective tool to ease traffic in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced its reimposition starting Monday, August 15, in preparation for the opening of face-to-face classes on August 22.

The MMDA said number coding scheme only covers private cars. Exempted are transport network vehicle services, motorcycles, trucks carrying waste and petroleum, and vehicles carrying perishable and essential goods.

“From August 15 to 17, we will start the dry run and will only remind motorists of the expanded number coding scheme. From August 18 onward, the MMDA will start apprehending and will issue traffic violation tickets on the ground and through our non-contact apprehension policy,” Acting MMDA chairman Carlo Dimayuga III said.

He added that the decision was reached during a Metro Manila Council meeting.

It was gathered that MMDA Resolution 22-14, series of 2022, states that the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) will take effect in the NCR from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays except for holidays.

Under the revived scheme, vehicles with license plates ending in 1 and 2 are prohibited on Monday, 3 and 4 on Tuesday, 5 and 6 on Wednesday, 7 and 8 on Thursday, 9 and 0 on Friday during the said hours. (ai/mtvn)

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