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Sotto lifts Pasig’s odd-even scheme

On his first day of office, Mayor Vico Sotto kept his promise and temporarily suspended the implementation of the city’s vehicular odd-even scheme.

Fresh from his oath-taking ceremony as mayor of Pasig City, Sotto immediately released the Memorandum Circular No. PCG-01, directing all of Pasig City’s traffic enforcers to temporarily suspend apprehending the violators of the city’s modified vehicular volume reduction scheme as it conducts an assessment of the policy’s effectivity.

He also created the Traffic Management Task Force which will review and propose solutions to resolve the traffic situation around the city.

“Pending Task Force’s review and submission of a traffic impact assessment report, it is necessary that all traffic enforcers observe an indefinite moratorium on the violators of the Odd-Even Scheme be suspended indefinitely,” the executive order read.

The suspension of the odd-even scheme covers the following areas:

East Bank Road/F.Legaspi Road (westbound)

Greenwoods/Sandoval Avenue (Pinagbuhatan)

San Lorenzo/Sandoval Avenue (Pinagbuhatan)

Elisco Road/NASCOR (westbound)

Elisco Road/M. Concepcion/R. Jabson Street intersection

San Guillermo, Buting (eastbound)

A few months before winning the mayoral race, Sotto vowed to eliminate the controversial traffic policy.

Under Pasig’s scheme, vehicles with license plates ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are not allowed on the aforementioned roads Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays while motorists who own vehicles with license plate numbers ending in 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 are prohibited on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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