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Report: MMDA proposing to ban your car two days in a week

A different kind of number-coding scheme


From the current number-coding system that keeps your car off Metro Manila\'s streets once a week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is now reportedly considering a proposal that would keep it off the road twice a week.

According to, vehicles with plate numbers ending in the following digits will be banned from the metro\'s streets on the following days:

1, 2, 3, 4 on Mondays;

5, 6, 7, 8 on Tuesdays;

9, 0, 1, 2 on Wednesdays;

3, 4, 5, 6 on Thursdays; and

7, 8, 9, 0 on Fridays

\"In 2010, we only had around 1.9 million registered vehicles in Metro Manila, but now it will reach 2.3 million, so maybe we can adopt what is being implemented in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil,\" MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino was quoted as saying in reference to the proposed adjustment to the number-coding scheme, or the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program as it is officially known.

So, what do you think of the MMDA\'s new plan to ease the traffic in Metro Manila?

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