Number coding to remain lifted until community quarantine exists – MMDA

The number coding scheme will remain lifted as long as Metro Manila is under community quarantine, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Sunday.

In a radio interview, MMDA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago said the modes of transportation remain limited in the metropolis, the reason why the agency decided to lift the  number coding scheme.

"Hanggang nasa community quarantine po tayo, mananatili pong lifted ang number coding scheme sa lahat po ng uri ng sasakyan (As long as we are under community quarantine, the number coding scheme on all types of vehicles will remain lifted)," she told DZBB.

However, she urged motorists to check if their local government unit (LGU) is imposing localized number coding scheme.

"Karamihan po kasi sa LGUs ay nag-i-implement na ng (localized) number coding scheme kaya need po nating i-check sa kanila (Majority of LGUs are now implementing localized number coding scheme that's why you need to check)," the MMDA spokesperson said.

In March, the MMDA indefinitely suspended the number coding scheme following the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.

The number coding scheme or Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) is being implemented by the MMDA to lessen the number of vehicles traversing major thoroughfares in Metro Manila by  restricting vehicles at certain hours depending on the last digit of their  license plates.