The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) suspended the Expanded Number Coding Scheme from April 5 to April 10, 2023, to give way to those who will travel to the provinces during Holy Week.
Meanwhile, Makati announced that it will suspend the coding scheme from April 6, 7, and 10.
The MMDA has also set up a multi-agency command center to oversee the metropolis during the Lenten season. The command center will consist of representatives from the MMDA, Department of Transportation, Department of Public Works and Highways, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Inter-Agency Council for Traffic, Land Transportation Office, Philippine National Police, and local government units.
The MMDA will also activate its “Oplan Metro Alalay Semana Santa 2023” in the same period. The agency will deploy a total of 2,104 personnel on major thoroughfares, major transport hubs, and key areas in the metropolis.
They will focus their operations on entry and exit points to and from Metro Manila such as the North Luzon Expressway, South Luzon Expressway, Coastal Road, McArthur Highway, Marcos Highway, Mindanao Avenue, and A. Bonifacio. As well as frequently-visited churches like the Redemptorist Church in Parañaque, Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City, San Agustin Church in Intramuros, and Quiapo Church in Manila, among others.
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Help desks will also be deployed in bus terminals and other key transportation hubs in select areas in Quezon City, Caloocan, Manila, and Pasay City.