No number coding for December 31, January 1 – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced through social networking site Twitter that the number coding scheme will be lifted for the coming holidays.

Number coding will not be enforced on December 24 and 25 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, respectively) as well as December 31 and January 1 (New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day). This covers all 17 local government units in Metro Manila, including the cities of Las Piñas and Makati.

MMDA number coding
MMDA liftes the number coding scheme for December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 (MMDA’s Twitter page)

Under the number coding system (formally known as the Unified Vehiclular Volume Reduction Program), vehicles whose plate numbers that ends in a particular number is prohibited from using the main streets of Metro Manila on certain days. Read more about this program via Wikipedia.

With the MMDA announcement, vehicles with plate numbers ending in 3 and 4 can travel on two successive Tuesdays (December 24 and 31) while those with license plate ending in numbers 5 and 6 can travel on consecutive Wednesdays (December 25 and January 1).

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