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Dec 12, 2016
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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy more personnel along EDSA this week to counter the increase in traffic they are anticipating due to the Christmas rush.

According to MMDA Chairman Tim Orbos, the local government units of the Metro cities will help in augmenting MMDA personnel, GMA News reports.

The augmentation team will be assigned to man traffic in strategic chokepoints along EDSA located in between Timog Avenue in Quezon City and Ayala Avenue in Makati City.

This setup will last until December 25 with the MMDA requiring all personnel to report to work until the 24th of this month.

At the same time, Pasig City has officially launched the stricter implementation of its odd-even scheme where violators will be fined P500.

The scheme covers these roads: F. Legazpi Bridge in Barangay Maybunga, San Guillermo Road, and Greenwoods and Sandoval Avenues, the Inquirer reports.

Under the scheme, vehicles with plates ending in odd numbers are allowed in the said roads on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Meanwhile, cars with plates ending in even numbers are alternately allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The scheme is lifted on Sundays.

Pasig City initially launched an experimental version of the odd-even scheme along the westbound lane of F. Legazpi Bridge back in August.

It was then expanded to other roads in the city after the Pasig government decided that the scheme which is aimed to reduce overall traffic is effective.

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