MMDA suspends Number Coding scheme on Friday, resumes on Monday

MANILA, Oct. 28 (PNA) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Wednesday that the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVV RP) or the number coding scheme will be suspended on Friday, October 30, in time for the observance of All Saints Day on November 1.

MMDA Officer-in-Charge Emerson Carlos decided to lift the number coding scheme for both public and private vehicles to allow people in Metro Manila more mobility as they start an exodus to the provinces.

The UVVRP is a road space rationing program to reduce traffic congestion, particularly during peak hours in Metro Manila, by restricting the types of vehicles that can use major public roads based on the final digit of the vehicle’s license plate.

However, Carlos said the UVVRP implementation would resume on November 2, which falls on a Monday, a regular working day.

Carlos added that provincial buses would be exempted from the number coding scheme on November 2 in anticipation of the large number of people returning to Metro Manila.

Meanwhile, traffic managers of local government units in Metro Manila who were present during MMDA’s Oplan Kaluluwa meeting have presented their respective road re-routing plans for All Saints Day commemoration.

Traffic division heads of Quezon City, Makati City, Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, Pasay City, Valenzuela City, Las Pinas City, Muntinlupa City, and San Juan City have put in place necessary directional signs and personnel in critical areas, particularly on roads leading to cemeteries and memorial parks.

MMDA also advised the motorist to take alternate routes as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake road reblocking on Edsa southbound lane between Estrella to Buendia Avenue.

The repairs will begin from October 30, Friday at 11 p.m. up to November 2, Monday at 5 a.m. (PNA)