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i-ACT deploys lady enforcers to man traffic

Some 22 lady enforcers will now manage areas with high pedestrian traffic in Metro Manila.

The Inter-agency Council on Traffic (i-ACT), the single authority in traffic management along national roads in the metropolis, deployed the women constables from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to boost its manpower. The MMDA shall also deploy three lady motorcycle riders to complement the traffic enforcers.

To date, 1,509 traffic enforcers are assigned to the i-ACT, mostly from the MMDA. The i-ACT is currently in discussion with Local Government Units, mall operators, and volunteer groups to help in managing traffic in Metro Manila.

In addition, the i-ACT plans to recruit from the provinces to meet its required number of traffic enforcers.

Meanwhile, this week, the i-Act and the Metro Manila Council (MMC) have agreed to extend coding hours under the current Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the Number Coding Scheme, as well as expand the coverage of the “no window hours” policy for coded vehicles.

From the existing 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., coding hours will now run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Further, the “no window hours” scheme for coded vehicles shall also cover all radial roads (R1 to R10) and circumferential roads (C1 to C6) in Metro Manila. These measures shall take effect on November 1, or five days after publication of a Resolution signed by the Metro Manila Mayors.

The extended coding hours and expanded coverage of the “no window hours” policy are aimed to decongest traffic flow and reduce volume of vehicles on national roads in Metro Manila.