MMDA: No number coding today

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THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended number coding and the Pasig River Ferry service on Labor Day.

The lifting of the number coding will apply to all cities, the MMDA said.

Vehicles with plate numbers ending in 7 and 8 will benefit from the suspension.

The number coding scheme bans vehicles from major thoroughfares from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., based on the last digits of their license plates.


Banned on Monday are those with plate numbers ending in 1 and 2; 3 and 4 on Tuesdays; 5 and 6 on Wednesdays; 7 and 8 on Thursdays; and 9 and 0 on Fridays.

The MMDA also suspended the Pasig River ferry service today.

The agency on Monday started the operation of the Pasig River Ferry and is giving free rides for a week.

The ferry service is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Each ferry is equipped with safety vests and there is also a P250,000 insurance for each passenger.

Meanwhile, the MMDA has opened terminal stations at Plaza Mexico, Escolta and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, all under the jurisdiction of Pasig City.

During the ferry launch, the MMDA opened only Guadalupe in Makati City and Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City.

The MMDA will handle the operation of the ferry until private companies take over.

While the MMDA said the ferry rides for this week is free, fares ranging from P25 to P50 will be charged per passenger starting next week.

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