MANILA, Philippines – The newly organized consultative council of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wants a full-day implementation of the “odd-even scheme” to avoid confusion, an official says.
When the proposed modified odd, even scheme was “tossed” to the Metro Manila Transport Consultative Council (MMTCC), “the general consensus was that it would be better if the full-day odd-even scheme is implemented on major thoroughfares in Metro Manila as it is less complicated and would not cause confusion among motorists,” MMDA officer-in-charge Tim Orbos said.
He added that the MMTCC also agreed that the scheme should cover major roads in the metropolis and not EDSA alone.
The MMTCC was created last Thursday to study and suggest traffic measures and policies that are being proposed to the Metro Manila Council (MMC) for approval.
The MMC, which is composed of 16 Metro Manila’s 17 mayors, is the MMDA’s policy-making body.