Metro Manila vehicular volume may breach pre-pandemic level by June -- MMDA | Inquirer News
Close  

Metro Manila vehicular volume may breach pre-pandemic level by June — MMDA

/ 09:39 AM May 19, 2022
Metro Manila Alert Level 1

(NIÑO JESUS ORBETA / PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER)

MANILA, Philippines — The volume of vehicles in Metro Manila roads is expected to breach the pre-pandemic level by June, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.

The average number of vehicles in Metro Manila streets before the elections was at 400,000.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Yan po ay 5,000 short na lang noong pre-pandemic level na 405,000. Pero tandaan pa po natin, wala pa pong pasok,” MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said in a Teleradyo interview on Thursday.

(That is only 5,000 vehicles short of the pre-pandemic level of 405,000. But we must remember, there is still no classes at this time.)

FEATURED STORIES

“Kung magkakaroon po ng face-to-face classes ngayong Hunyo, ay i-expect pa natin na mas marami pa, mukhang mabi-breach po yung 405,000 na pre-pandemic level,” he added.

 (If we have face-to-face classes by June, we expect that there will be more vehicles, it may breach the 405,000 pre-pandemic level.)

Artes also pointed out that since the pandemic, newly purchased vehicles may have increased to “more of less half a million.”

“So 16 to 17 percent po niyan ang pumapasok sa Metro Manila or nandito po sa Metro Manila, so expect po natin na mas bibigat pa yung daloy ng traffic ngayong Hunyo,” the MMDA official said.

(So 16 to 17 percent of these vehicles will enter or are in Metro Manila, so we can expect a heavier flow of traffic in June.)

To address this, Artes reiterated the MMDA’s proposal to adjust government office working hours in a bid to ease heavy traffic.

In early April, Artes said the MMDA is proposing adjusting government working hours to 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

 “Meron po kaming meeting next week kay Chairman (Karlo) Nograles ng Civil Service (Commission) para po gawing 7 o’clock ang start ng pasok ng mga kawani sa pamahalaan,” he said.

(We have a meeting next week with Chairman Karlo Nograles of the Civil Service on the proposed proposal toadjust work in government offices to 7am – 4pm.) 

Artes also cited a proposal to modifiy the number coding scheme that will ban certain vehicles from public roads during rush hours on two weekdays.

 

gsg

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Metro Manila, MMDA, number coding, traffic
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.