Coding hours to be extended, coverage area to be expanded

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — After the positive feedback on the first day of the number coding "no window hours" policy, traffic managers and local government units have agreed to extend its coverage by one more hour and to add more roads to the scheme.

The Inter-agency Council on Traffic (i-Act) and the Metro Manila Council (MMC) agreed on Monday to extend coding hours under the current Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the Number Coding Scheme from the original 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to the new schedule of 7 a.m to 8 p.m.

Aside from the longer period, the scheme will now also include all radial roads (R1 to R10) and circumferential roads (C1 to C6) in Metro Manila — beginning November 2.

The extended coding hours and expanded coverage of the "no window hours" policy are aimed to decongest traffic and reduce volume of vehicles on national roads in the metro.

The expanded list of thoroughfares and roads for the "no window hours" policy is as follows:

C1: CM Recto Avenue

C2: Pres. Quirino Avenue

C3: Araneta Avenue

C4: EDSA

C5: C.P. Garcia Avenue

C6: Bulacan-Rizal-Manila-Cavite Regional Expressway

R1: Roxas Blvd.

R2: Taft Avenue

R3: SLEX

R4: Shaw Blvd.

R5: Ortigas Avenue

R6: Magsaysay Blvd./Aurora Blvd.

R7: Quezon Avenue/Commonweath Avenue

R8: A. Bonifacio Avenue

R9: Rizal Avenue

R10: Del Pan/Marcos Highway/MacArthur Highway

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