Parañaque returns ‘number coding’


THE suspension of car bans under the unified vehicle volume reduction program, or the “number-coding” scheme, on all roads in Parañaque City will be lifted effective October 1 because of worsening traffic, Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced Thursday.

“There is an increase in the volume of traffic in Parañaque for the past five years and it has become unacceptable,” the mayor said.

The Parañaque City Council suspended the car bans in 2006 after hundreds of traders near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) objected to the traffic scheme.

Like in most cities in Metro Manila, the number-coding scheme for private cars in Parañaque will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., while a ban on trucks will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jimenez said.

City hall officials expect heavy traffic on major thoroughfares in Parañaque until 2020 because the construction of the first phase of the Cavitex-C5 Road Link Expressway that will cross the Metro Manila Skyway project, is facing delays over the acquisition of right of way.

Construction of the first phase of the Cavitex-C5 Link was supposed to start in July, to link C5 and Merville, Parañaque by way of a flyover.



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