Thursday, 27 February 2020

Christmas, New Year Celebration; Police Drop Odd-Even Policy

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta Metro Police have scrapped the odd-even policy during the celebration of Christmas and New Year 2020, considering vehicle volume in the capital is predicted to decrease during the year-end holidays.

    “The odd-even traffic system is not valid for today, December 24 and December 25,” said the traffic police law enforcement head Comr. Fahri Siregar in the police headquarters, South Jakarta, Tuesday, December 24.

    Fahri explained that his side has disseminated the policy through social media and called on motorists to prioritize safety when driving.

    The 25 roads that are usually affected by the traffic system are:

    1. Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat
    2. Jalan MH Thamrin
    3. Jalan Jenderal Sudirman
    4. Jalan Jenderal S Parman, starting from the intersection of Jalan Tomang Raya up to Jalan Gatot Subroto.
    5. Jalan Gatot Subroto
    6. Jalan MT Haryono
    7. Jalan HR Rasuna Said
    8. Jalan DI Panjaitan
    9. Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani, from the intersection of Jalan Bekasi Timur Raya to intersection of Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan
    10. Jalan Pintu Besar Selatan
    11. Jalan Gajah Mada
    12. Jalan Hayam Wuruk
    13. Jalan Majapahit
    14. Jalan Sisingamangaraja
    15. Jalan Panglima Polim
    16. Jalan Fatmawati, from the intersection of Jalan Ketimun 1 to intersection of Jalan TB Simatupang
    17. Jalan Suryopranoto
    18. Jalan Balikpapan
    19. Jalan Kyai Caringin
    20. Jalan Tomang Raya
    21. Jalan Pramuka
    22. West and east side of Jalan Salemba Raya, from the intersection of Jalan Paseban Raya to intersection of Jalan Diponegoro
    23. Jalan Kramat Raya
    24. Jalan Stasiun Senen
    25. Jalan Gunung Sahari

    Meanwhile, for the new year celebration, the odd-even policy will not be enforced on December 31, 2019, until January 1, 2020. However, several roads including Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Jalan MH Thamrin, and Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan will be closed for public events.

    M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH