‘No Window’ Policy Extended until July

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The ‘No Window Hours’ policy implementation for the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the Number Coding Scheme has been extended until July 31, 2017, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

The Metro Manila Council came up with a decision to extend the policy due to its effectiveness in improving the traffic flow, especially along EDSA. The traffic survey conducted by MMDA in December showed that the travel time from Roxas Boulevard to Monumento and vice versa was reduced by 30 minutes.

Last October 2016, the policy was first introduced. It prohibited vehicles banned for the day under the number scheme from using the major thoroughfares in Metro Manila from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The policy is being implemented in the following roads and cities:

  • Edsa
  • C-5 Road
  • Alabang-Zapote Road
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Makati City
  • Las Piñas CIty
  • Recto Avenue
  • President Quirino Avenue
  • Araneta Avenue
  • C.P. Garcia Avenue
  • Taft Avenue
  • South Luzon Expressway (SLEx)
  • Shaw Boulevard
  • Ortigas Avenue
  • Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard
  • Aurora Boulevard
  • Quezon Avenue
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Bonifacio Avenue
  • Rizal Avenue
  • Del Pan
  • Marcos Highway
  • McArthur Highway
  • C-6 Road

For another 6 months, motorists with plate numbers ending with 1 and 2 are banned on MONDAYS; 3 and 4 are banned on TUESDAYS; 5 and 6 on are banned WEDNESDAYS; 7 and 8 are banned on THURSDAYS; and 9 and 0 are banned on FRIDAYS from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.