MMDA issues updated number-coding rules


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has updated its guidelines on the number-coding scheme after the agency’s recent decision to cancel several exemptions caused confusion among motorists.

The number-coding scheme, implemented to reduce traffic volume in Metro Manila, prohibits certain vehicles from plying the roads from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. depending on the last digit of their plate number. A vehicle with a plate number ending in 1 or 2 is banned from Metro Manila roads on Mondays, 3 or 4 on Tuesdays, 5 or 6 on Wednesdays, 7 and 8 on Thursdays, and 9 or 0 on Fridays. The vehicle-reduction scheme is not applied on weekends and holidays.

Some local government units, however, give consideration to banned vehicles during non-rush hours. Here are the things you need to know if you’re driving in Metro Manila:

  • There are no window hours in Makati, Malabon and Las Piñas.
  • Pasig City’s window hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Window hours in Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Manila, Navotas, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan and Valenzuela are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The following roads are exempted from Pasay City’s implementation of the number-coding scheme: Ninoy Aquino Avenue, MIA Road, Domestic Road, Airport Road, Sales Road and portions of Buendia.
  • The following roads have window hours regardless of their location: EDSA, C-5, Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, and Roxas Boulevard.
  • The number-coding scheme is not applied in the following cities: Marikina, Muntinlupa, Taguig and Parañaque.

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  • v!nci Aug 13 2010 @ 04:02am
    good info...thanks.
  • noname Aug 13 2010 @ 03:53pm
    parang hirap tandaan. ang matatandaan ko lng yung daily route ko
  • nic_homeaid Aug 13 2010 @ 11:31pm
    go taguig!!
  • jacastro Aug 17 2010 @ 02:50pm
  • jacastro Aug 17 2010 @ 03:10pm
    nice info!
  • jacastro Aug 17 2010 @ 03:11pm
  • nikiboy Aug 27 2010 @ 12:00pm
    If possible, apply window hours in Makati area for the benefit of single vehicle owners. Number coding is useless/ st*p*d in this area since majority of car owners going here have more than one vehicles in their possession to circumvent the coding scheme (different plate number ending). Am sure local officials here are practicing this. If you will observe, majority of MAPSA traffic enforcers are concentrated on apprehending number coding violators rather than maintaining smooth flow of traffic in their area. They are everywhere even in secondary and side streets.
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