MANILA, Philippines – The number coding for provincial buses and private vehicles has been lifted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) starting today Monday, 23 December 2019.
Suspension of which was intended to accommodate more passengers traveling on buses this holiday season.
Number coding for all provincial buses were suspended starting today, Monday (23 December) as well as on the 24th, 26th, 27th, 31st, 2019 and on January 3, 2020.
Meanwhile, the MMDA also lifted the number coding scheme for private vehicles today, December 24, 25, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020.
Number coding on December 25 and January 1, 2020, is automatically lifted as they are regular holidays.
“In view of this, all enforcement units are restricted from apprehending all provincial buses [for number coding] violation only on the said dates,” said MMDA Assistant General Manager Roberto Almadin in a letter dated December 16.
The number coding scheme, also known as the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) is implemented to reduce the volume of vehicles plying in Metro Manila’s major roads.
Vehicles are banned based on the last digit of their vehicle license plates. (IAMIGO/CNS)