Heading out soon for Undas? We have some good news for you as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently announced that they will be lifting the number coding scheme from October 31 to November 5.
In a Facebook post by MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago, there will be no number coding scheme starting tomorrow (Oct 31) until Monday (Nov 5) next week. Originally, the MMDA announced that the number coding scheme will only be suspended on All-Saint's Day and All-Souls Day, both of which are non-working holidays.
With it, motor vehicles with license plate numbers that end in 7/8, 9/0 and 1/2 are free to ply along radial roads, circumferential roads, and major highways on the aforementioned dates. Also exempted from the number coding scheme are light trucks that weigh below 4500 kg gross weight.
Besides lifting the number coding scheme, the MMDA will also be busy during Undas in managing traffic during the long weekend. As part of Oplan Undas 2018 (which started last Oct 27), more than 2,000 traffic personnel will be deployed on critical areas from morning until evening to ensure smooth traffic flow. Moreover, MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim declared a No Dayoff, No Absent Policy for MMDA traffic personnel from October 27 – November 3.
For a more detailed guide about the expanded number coding scheme, you can check out our guide here.