Gov't defers modified odd-even scheme


Posted at Mar 09 2017 04:25 PM

MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday said that it will not implement the modified odd-even scheme proposed earlier this week, as it has been deferred by local mayors for revision.

Local officials instructed MMDA to conduct consultative dialogues regarding the proposed scheme, and to revise it based on inputs from stakeholders, the agency said in a statement.

Aside from the modified odd-even scheme, MMDA proposed 3 other measures to reduce the number of vehicles on the road, which were all approved during the recent meeting of the Metro Manila Council:

1.    Transfer of the Southwest Integrated Provincial Terminal,
2.    Uniform Light Trucks Ban in Metro Manila (EDSA and Shaw Boulevard), and,
3.    Expansion of Roxas Boulevard and Baclaran (northbound) clearing, and regulation of illegal terminals and illegal parking.

The MMDA appealed to the public for cooperation and understanding.

“Finding viable measures to address the traffic problem in Metro Manila is a continuous process and may entail drastic changes and deviation from the present norms,” the MMDA said.