Eric Tipan / AutoIndustriya.com, MMDA | January 10, 2017 06:54
Permanent implementation of no-windows hours being studied in revised number-coding scheme
According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), there’s a reason you’re enjoying faster-paced traffic now and they would like to keep the status quo, at least until the end of the month.
The revised Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number-coding scheme, implemented from 7AM to 8PM in all radial and circumferential roads in Metro Manila and without window-hours, has been extended until January 31, 2017.
This is to ‘further ease traffic congestion’ in Metro Manila after the scheme reduced travel time by ‘almost half an hour despite an increase in the number of vehicles plying EDSA.’
Due to its positive impact on traffic, the MMDA is considering the permanent implementation of the no-window hours along EDSA and other major roads in Metro Manila.
“The MMDA will present the proposal for the extension of the implementation of expanded no window hours to the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) for their next meeting,” said MMDA public information officer Dennis Carcamo.