The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that local traffic bureaus will deploy 1,500 traffic auxiliaries to help enforcers manage traffic this Christmas season.
According to a statement released by the agency, MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia has sought the assistance of local traffic bureaus to prepare for an expected 20% increase in the number of vehicles plying Metro Manila roads.
“We need to boost the manpower all over the metropolis. Eighty traffic auxiliaries per city will help manage traffic in critical areas,” Garcia said. The official has also instructed local government units to strictly implement a one-side parking scheme, as well as to issue citations for obstructions and illegal parkers.
The traffic auxiliaries will be deployed on national roads and Mabuhay Lanes as well as in other traffic-heavy areas beginning November 16, 2018, the MMDA says. This latest holiday traffic measure is on top of malls making adjustments to their operating hours and prohibiting weekday sales, as well as a moratorium on roadwork.
Hopefully, all of the government’s efforts to ease our traffic woes this Christmas season aren’t for naught. You can check out the agency’s full announcement in the Facebook post below: