MMDA announces Modified Number Coding Scheme for GCQ
In a post on Facebook, the Metro Manila Development Authority announced that it will be implementing a modified Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or UVVRP starting June 8, Monday.
As approved by the Metro Manila Council, the scheme has identified the following vehicles as EXEMPTED:
- all private vehicles, provided that: a) there are two or more passengers including the driver; b) physical distancing is strictly observed; and c) all passengers shall wear face masks
- owner-driver or self-driven private motor vehicles of doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel
They also announced that all Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR), as specified on the latest guidelines of the IATF, are exempted.
TNVS operators are also required to put a signage for easy identification by the authorities.
The regulation was unanimously approved by all the 17 Metro Manila mayors during their last Metro Manila Council meeting last May 26.
This means that Las Pinas, Paranaque and Muntinlupa will also implement this within their city limits.
In a conversation with Barangay Ayala Alabang chairman Ruben Baes, he said that they will be bringing back the number coding scheme along Commerce Ave. by next week as they have observed the volume of traffic along the busy highway has also increased.
For reference, the number coding along Commerce Ave. is from 7am to 7pm with window hours of 9am to 4pm. Coverage is from Hyundai Alabang to Daanghari Road.