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MMDA RESUMES NUMBER CODING SCHEME – DIMAYUGA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) started the reimplementation of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number coding scheme in the National Capital Region effective August 15, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. except for holidays and weekends.

This was after the Metro Manila Council (MMC), composed of the Metro Manila mayors, approved in a meeting MMDA Resolution No. 22-14 Series of 2022, amid the expected increase in the volume of vehicles in the NCR upon the resumption of face-to-face classes on August 22.

Under the 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, and 9 and 0 on Friday during the said hours.

The re-implementation of the number coding scheme in the NCR will reduce traffic volume by twenty percent (20%) during the morning and afternoon/evening peak hours.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the average number of vehicles plying EDSA daily was 405,000.

Based on the latest vehicle volume count conducted by the MMDA Traffic Engineering Center, approximately 387,000 vehicles traversed EDSA. The volume is expected to balloon to 436,000 or higher than the pre-pandemic level.

“From August 15 to 17, we will start the dry run and will only remind motorists of the expanded number coding scheme.”

“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 onwards, the MMDA will start apprehending and will issue traffic violation tickets on the ground and through our non-contact apprehension policy,” MMDA Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III said.

“Exempted from the UVVRP are public utility vehicles (including tricycles), transport network vehicle services, motorcycles, garbage trucks, fuel trucks, marked government vehicles, trucks, ambulances, marked media vehicles, vehicles carrying essential and/or perishable goods.”

“Exempted from the UVVRP are public utility vehicles (including tricycles), transport network vehicle services, motorcycles, garbage trucks, fuel trucks, marked government vehicles, trucks, ambulances, marked media vehicles, vehicles carrying essential and/or perishable goods,” Dimayuga added.

Meanwhile, existing number coding ordinances of the respective local government units will prevail on secondary roads.

The MMC, composed of the 17 local government units of Metro Manila, is the governing body and policy-making body of the MMDA.

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