Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Jakarta to Announce Details of Extended Odd-Even Policy Today

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta Transportation Agency said it has completed a study on the extended odd-even policy and is set to disclose roads that will be affected today, August 7.

    “We are finalizing [the policy], then it will be announced tomorrow [Wednesday, August 7],” said the agency head Syafrin Liputo in the City Hall, Tuesday, August 6.

    According to Syafrin, the extended policy on the private vehicle restrictions through license plate number in several roads is taken considering the alarming city’s environmental quality.

    Besides, congestion in some of the capital’s street has further worsened. During peak hours, the ratio reaches 0.7 or the vehicle speed is recorded at below 30 kilometers per hour.

    “While in fact, public transportation is available in almost every street,” Syafrin added.

    He said that the government requires time to simulate the best alternatives in managing the traffic system, as well as to improve the environment condition.

    “We will finish the simulation of various alternatives tonight, and announce it tomorrow.”

    IMAM HAMDI