MMDA mulling return of number coding scheme with rising vehicle volume –

November 22, 2021 | 11:34am

MANILA, Philippines — The Metro Manila Enchancment Authority is Taking A look at implementing the quantity coding scheme Inside the capital area as quickly as extra as visitors proceeds to rise heading into the Christmas season. 

Talking in an interview aired over CNN Philippines’ New Day, MMDA Director Noemie Recio said that the scheme Might be carried out by late November or early December pending the approval of the Metro Manila Council. 

“The pre-pandemic quantity is 405,000. We Anticipate by this Christmas season, It is going to be nearing 405,000 or over 405,000 a day,” she said.

Recio said no final choice has been made but however added that the three choices on the desk are implementing quantity coding all by way of:

  • morning peak hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • afternoon to night peak hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The complete day from 7 a.m. To eight p.m.

With Metro Manila now on Alert Diploma 2, buses, trains, jeeps can now Carry out a lot as 70% of their passenger capacities. Curfew hours Inside the NCR have since been lifted.

“We’re As a lot as 70% performance now however We will see that there are nonetheless prolonged strains…There are some areas That are nonetheless delicate Simply like the MRT aprolongedside EDSA,” MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos admitted Initially of the month.

“At any given time, as quickly as we see that it’s needed, We’ll convey again the quantity coding system,” he added. 

Authorities proceed To guage The prevailing knowledge, Recio said, However The suggestion will later be launched to mayors for the approval of the Metro Manila Council. 

“Daily our quantity goes up and it Does not go down anyextra. We’re getting nearer [to pre-pandemic visitors quantitys,]” Recio said. 


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