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MMC has yet to make a decision on a new number coding strategy.

MANILA – The present unified vehicular volume reduction program (UVVRP), often known as number coding or color coding, is expected to continue indefinitely, with the Metro Manila Council (MMC) still debating a newly-modified version of the policy.

Romando Artes, chair of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and MMC chief claimed a new policy on number coding was reviewed by the MMC before the May 9 national elections in a televised interview on Net 25 on Thursday.

He did say, however, that the MMC has yet to deliberate on its implementation since the MMC’s mayors have asked for additional data, which will be supplied “in the coming days or weeks.”

“MMC will meet again to address this once we have the data requested by some of the mayors,” Artes said.

Currently, the MMDA uses a modified version of the UVVRP to lower the volume of vehicles on Edsa and other main thoroughfares in Metro Manila by 40% during evening rush hours.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., cars with license plates ending in specific numbers are forbidden from entering or plying Metro Manila.

On Mondays and Tuesdays, vehicles with license plates ending in 1 and 2 are restricted; 3 and 4 are prohibited on Tuesdays; 5 and 6 are prohibited on Wednesdays; 7 and 8 are prohibited on Thursdays, and 9 and 0 are outlawed on Fridays.

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