November 9, 2016
I-ACT’s Expanded No Window Hours Policy of UVVRP Nets Almost 700 Violators
Almost 700 motorists have been apprehended or cited for violation of the Unified Volume Vehicular Reduction Program (UVVRP) or Number Coding Scheme since the implementation of the expanded No Window Hours policy last November 2, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said today.
As of yesterday, MMDA traffic constables apprehended a total of 698 violators.
The MMDA has started enforcing the No Window Hours policy for the UVVRP after it was approved by the 17 Metro Manila mayors, all members of the Metro Manila Council, the agency’s policy-making body on a series of consultation meetings.
With the consensus of the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT), the MMDA also implemented the expanded UVVRP without window hours on circumferential and radial roads in Metro Manila.
MMC and the I-ACT also agreed on extending the 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. enforcement hours of the UVVRP to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Aside from MMDA, the members of I-ACT include the Department of Transportation, Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group, Land Transportation Office, and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos said that formulating solutions to the traffic condition in the metropolis is a mammoth undertaking and should be participated in by both government and private sectors.
Meanwhile, MMDA officials will hold a consultation meeting in the coming days with operators and owners of schools bus service providers, armored vans, funeral transport providers, driving schools, and motorcycle federation, to come up with stakeholder-specific solutions to traffic in Metro Manila.