OVER 2,000 traffic enforcers will not be allowed to take a day off or leave of absence next week to ensure a traffic-free observance of the Lenten season.
In a press briefing on Wednesday, Crisanto Saruca, head of the Metropolitan Manila
Development Authority’s (MMDA) Traffic Discipline Office, said 2,363 traffic enforcers will be deployed on Holy Week to man EDSA and other major thoroughfares and roads leading to and from bus terminals, seaports and the domestic airport.
Starting Holy Wednesday, March 23, number coding for private vehicles will also be lifted to allow people to take advantage of the long holiday.
A surge in motorists and commuters going to areas where there will be religious activities is expected next week, said Saruca.
Traffic congestion, he added, may start on Wednesday, when motorists start leaving Metro Manila.