There will be no number coding on Wednesday, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.
“The implementation of the Expanded Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number coding scheme is suspended from 7 a.m. -10 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on November 30, Wednesday, Bonifacio Day,” the MMDA stated in its advisory Monday.
“On this day, vehicles with license plates ending in 5 and 6 covered by coding every Wednesday can travel on the main streets of Metro Manila during the said coding hours,” it added.
In August, the MMDA started the reimplementation of the UVVRP in the National Capital Region from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays except holidays.
This after members of the Metro Manila Council (MMC), composed of the 17 mayors in NCR, approved Resolution No. 22-14 Series of 2022, amid the expected increase in the volume of vehicles upon the resumption of face-to-face classes.
The MMC is the governing board and the policy-making body of the MMDA.
The scheme was devised to keep vehicles out of major thoroughfares on certain days based on the last digit of the license plate.
Under the scheme, vehicles with license plates ending in 1 and 2 are prohibited on Monday, 3 and 4 on Tuesday, 5 and 6 on Wednesday, 7 and 8 on Thursday, 9 and 0 on Friday during the said coding hours.
The MMC stated the reimplementation of the scheme will reduce traffic volume by twenty percent (20%) during the morning and afternoon/evening peak hours.