Number coding lifted from April 17-22: MMDA

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 15 2019 01:15 PM

MANILA — The number coding scheme will be lifted from April 17 to April 22 in line with the observance of Holy Week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Monday.

The suspension of the number coding scheme will start from Holy Wednesday and last until the Monday after Easter Sunday, longer than the previous year which lasted only until Easter Sunday.

"The suspension of the number coding is to ensure that there is enough public utility vehicles to serve commuters heading to their respective provinces and allow motorists to use their vehicles going to their destinations up to their return to Metro Manila after the Lenten break," the MMDA said in a statement.

The number coding scheme is set to resume on Tuesday, April 23, the MMDA said.