With the traffic situation in Metro Manila essentially back to normal, it seems as though the number coding scheme of the MMDA might be reimplemented soon.
In an interview with Teleradyo, MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos says that there might be an expected influx in the number of cars passing EDSA as Skyway Stage 3 starts charging toll fees.
He says that in the 100,000 cars that pass by Skyway Stage 3, only 80 percent of those have RFID. He assumes that the other 20,000 cars will be passing through EDSA as an alternative route.
With these 20,000 additional cars EDSA, far more than its capacity, it’s expected to worsen the traffic situation of the main highway.
Abalos reveals that the MMDA is currently studying the reimplementation of the number coding scheme to lessen the number of cars passing by EDSA. There is nothing exact yet about the return of the number coding scheme, but it’s safe to say that we might be expecting it soon.
The number coding scheme was lifted last year because of the community quarantine.
What do you think of this? Should the number coding scheme be returned? Share your thoughts with us!
Do you have a story for the WhenInManila.com Team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a direct message at WhenInManila.com Facebook Page. Join our Viber group to be updated with the latest news!