PNP to implement number coding scheme in Camp Crame
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will start implementing the number coding scheme in Camp Crame starting Monday to address the shortage of parking slots within the police camp.
In a press briefing on Friday, Lt. Col. Ruben Andiso, chief of the Operations and Management Division of the PNP – Headquarters Support Service, said around 5,412 vehicles enter Camp Crame everyday, but only 2,043 parking slots are available.
“Behind the implementation of this project, we can notice that Camp Crame is having problems with the number of vehicles entering and of course with the limited parking space,” Andiso said.
Dubbed as the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program, the scheme will be effective starting 4 a.m. until 7 p.m., according to the police official.
Under the scheme, vehicles with plate numbers or conduction stickers ending with numbers 1 and 2 will not be allowed within the police camp on Monday; 3 and 4 on Tuesday, 5 and 6 on Wednesday; 7 and 8 on Thursday, and 9 and 0 on Friday.
Andiso said the scheme was instructed by PNP chief Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde during a conference of the PNP directorial staff in April 28.
He added that the scheme excludes vehicles of personnel of the National Headquarters and condominium and apartment tenants with designated parking slots, PNP and Armed Forces of the Philippines marked vehicles, and government vehicles with government plates or Land Transportation Office stickers indicating the name of government office.
Meanwhile, vehicles used by foreign diplomats with diplomatic plates, vehicles carrying persons needing immediate medical attention, official and marked media vehicles, and those with issued Officer’s Row stickers are also exempted.
Andiso said they have recorded more vehicles entering Camp Crame in the recent years, as more police officers now have their own cars. One factor, he said, could be the increased salary among cops implemented in 2018.
A multi-level parking space at the transformation oval to be finished this year and another in the Training Service expected to be completed in 2019 are now being constructed.
But Andiso said the two parking spaces can only accommodate 260 and 190 vehicles respectively. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)
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