By: Anna Liza Villas-Alavaren
Not giving up, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will try to get the nod anew of the Metro Manila Council regarding the proposed “odd-even” vehicle reduction and two-day number coding schemes to address the pressing traffic problems in the metropolis.
Jojo Garcia, MMDA assistant general manager for planning, said that they will present to Metro Manila mayors and other council members the “odd-even and two-day traffic scheme.
Both schemes have been raised by the members of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development when they met MMDA officials during a hearing on Monday.
“At least, our congressmen are aware that volume of vehicles is the main cause of traffic congestion on Edsa. They are ones pressing for the implementation of the schemes to reduce the number of vehicles on the road,” said Garcia.
He said MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim will have to get the consensus of the council members before the enforcement of the scheme.
Meanwhile, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, branded the odd-even and carpooling scheme as band-aid solutions.