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No number coding on Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 2

(UPDATE) THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) suspended the implementation of the expanded number coding scheme on October 30, when the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (BSKE) Election is held, and on November 1, All Saints' Day, and November 2, All Souls' Day.

The suspension of the traffic management program is part of the agency's plan for «Undas 2023,» announced by MMDA Acting Chairman Romando Artes on October 20.

The expanded number coding scheme is implemented in Metro Manila to reduce the number of vehicles on the road and ease traffic congestion. It is also known as the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP).

Artes said 1,448 traffic enforcers and other personnel from the Traffic Discipline Office, Road Emergency Group, Metro Parkways Clearing Group, and Task Force Special Operations will be deployed in key areas in the metropolis during the said days.

«The MMDA is prepared to take action to manage traffic, conduct cleanup operations, provide public assistance in case of road emergencies, and clear roads of obstructions ahead of Undas,» he said.

Days off will be canceled for traffic personnel involved in Undas 2023, Artes said.

The Road Emergency Group will help man public assistance centers with tents and ambulances to provide public assistance and quick response to emergencies.

The MMDA Parkway Clearing Group will focus its cleanup operations around major cemeteries, while road clearing groups will remove obstructions on major roads leading to cemeteries.

MMDA advised motorists to plan their travel during the election and holiday period.