After extending its 'No Window Hours' policy until July 31, 2017, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is now extending its policies of banning weekday sales and limiting supply deliveries to nighttime for all malls in Metro Manila for the entire year.
Prior to the start of last year's Christmas season, the MMDA coordinated with mall operators and owners to enforce the aforementioned policies to ease the flow of traffic which normally occurs during that time of the year. For the extension this year, the agency once again consulted with the same mall owners and operators.
"This only show that everybody wants to be part of the solution," said MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos.
This means that malls will not hold sales during weekdays and that the deliveries of supplies to the malls and its tenants will be limited from 11p.m. to 5a.m. of the following day.
As an additional measure, the MMDA said it will also train the malls' security personnel on traffic management to augment and assist the agency's enforcers who have been deployed in the establishment's vicinity.
“We will train them on traffic management and have them deputized so they can issue traffic violation receipts to erring motorists within their areas of jurisdiction," Orbos added. "This will also be a big help for us to control traffic in these areas.”