MMDA eyes 3 schemes to end Metro traffic woes

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is seriously studying three schemes to “finally” end the traffic problem in Metro Manila.

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MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said over the weekend that the MMDA leadership will ascertain first if the three-digit number coding scheme, metro-wide odd-even number traffic scheme, and increasing the fine of traffic law violators are feasible and will finally end the traffic problem before adopting and implementing them.

Lim said there is really a need to reduce the huge volume of vehicles in Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares and inner streets.

MMDA records showed that there are around 2.6 to 2.7 million vehicles travelling daily in Metro Manila.

This is more than half of the allowable number of vehicles that should travel daily in the metropolis.

Lim admitted that “the daily traffic jams are indeed a very difficult problem that should be addressed.”

He said that he seriously wants to address the problem, however, he could not ascertain the time it would inally be solved.

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