Metro Manila Council agrees to standardize ‘no window hours’ scheme

Published March 26, 2019, 10:13 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Dhel Nazario

The “no window hours” policy for the number coding scheme is in effect on all major roads and Mabuhay Lane routes, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reiterated Tuesday.

MDA Assistant General Manager for Planning Jojo Garcia, holds a media briefing about the modified guidelines on the implementation of “Yellow Lane” and “Motorcycle Lane” policy of the Agency. (MMDA / MANILA BULLETIN)
MMDA General Manager for Planning Jojo Garcia

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia made this clarification during the Metro Manila Council (MMC) meeting on Tuesday, following erroneous rules on traffic number coding scheme have circulated online and created confusion among motorists. The meeting was attended by representatives from 17 local government units in Metro Manila.

“We have agreed to standardize the “no window hours” scheme on national roads and roads listed as Mabuhay Lane,” Garcia told reporters.

Garcia said members of the MMC have agreed also to amend their existing number coding schemes and traffic code implemented in their jurisdiction.

The MMC, composed of Metro Mayors, is the policy-making and governing body of the MMDA.

The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme is enforced during weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on major thoroughfares in Metro Manila, including EDSA.

Under the scheme, vehicles banned on a certain day of the week depending on their licensed plate or conduction sticker ending digits cannot traverse major thoroughfares and Mabuhay lane routes for any hours between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

“Effective immediately, MMDA traffic enforcers will apprehend violators on national roads while counterpart traffic enforcers of local government units will do the apprehension in their jurisdiction,” said Garcia.