Medical frontliners exempted from modified number coding scheme

Medical frontliners will be exempted from the modified number coding scheme once Metro Manila is placed under general community quarantine next week, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). 

MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said that medical frontliners driving their coded-vehicles will not be apprehended when the modified coding scheme is implemented in the National Capital Region on June 1.

“The MMDA understands the plight of the medical frontliners so we want to assist them during this challenging time. We hope that by exempting them from the modified number coding scheme, we are helping to provide ease and convenience to their daily transport,” Garcia said.

The planned implementation of the modified number coding scheme was part of the topics discussed by the Metro Manila Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Members of the MMC approved its implementation once the GCQ takes effect on June 1.

According to the agency, coded-vehicles carrying at least one passenger will be allowed on major roads in order to maximize the use of the vehicle.

“Vehicles carrying more than one passenger, depending on the guidelines of the IATF-EID on allowed passengers per type of vehicles, will be exempted from the existing number coding scheme. We want the motorists to maximize the use of private vehicles on the road,” said Garcia.

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