With modifications, the reimplementation of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number coding scheme has been unanimously approved by the Metro Manila Council (MMC), said Metro Manila Development Authority chairman and con-current MMC presiding officer Benjamin Abalos Jr, Monday.
METRO MANILA, Philippines — The MMDA chair explained that based on the decision of the metro mayors, under the reimposed modified number coding scheme, prohibition on motor vehicles would only be implemented from 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon until 8:00 p.m. in the evening, adding that it would be implemented any day this week.
“It will only be implemented during weekdays or Monday to Friday, except holidays and will only cover private vehicles. Exempted from the scheme are public utility vehicles (PUVs), Transportation Network Vehicle Services (TNVS), motorcycles, garbage trucks, fuel trucks, motor vehicles carrying essential and perishable goods,” Mr Abalos clarified.
Stickers shall be issued to TNVS as they could not be easily identified while traversing the streets, citing “We (MMDA) are in coordination with the TNVS on the implementation of rules and regulations regarding this concern.”
As this developed, the MMDA chair announced that the uniform light trucks ban would also be implemented and also with specific modifications.
Based on the UVVRP motor vehicle plate endings, light trucks shall be prohibited to ply EDSA between Magallanes, Makati City, and North Avenue, Quezon City, both northbound and southbound from 5:00 in the morning to 9:00 in the evening from Monday to Friday, except on a holiday.
Light trucks refer to motor vehicles, whether for commercial use or not, with a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms or below and/or having six (6) or more tires, the payload area of which are either enclosed or open.
Before the MMC resolution on the reimplementation of the number coding scheme and truck ban can be conducted, it has to be published on the Official Gazette as required by the law. (TRC/Headline PH)