THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the number of vehicles plying EDSA continue to go down as fuel prices skyrocket even further.
During the Laging Handa public briefing, MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said that based on their last count, only 390,000 vehicles are passing through EDSA, which is lower by 2,000 compared to the 392,000 count recorded on June 9.
Overall, Artes said around 27,000 vehicles have stopped plying Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfare compared to the period prior to the elections.
Last month, the number of vehicles along EDSA ballooned to 417,000 which is higher than the pre-pandemic level of 405,000 vehicles.
The MMDA believes that the continued decline in the number of vehicles is brought about by the continued rise in the prices of petroleum products.