Jakarta Police Apologize for Traffic Congestion during ASEAN Summit
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Metro Police diverted traffic on a number of the city roads in light of the 43rd ASEAN Summit. Police Traffic Director Sr. Comr. Latif Usman issued an apology for the congestion caused by the traffic diversion.
“We sincerely apologize to the public for this activity. We have no intention to make things difficult but we want to participate in the success of the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta,” Latif said at Sultan Hotel, on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
The traffic has been diverted to facilitate the access of ASEAN delegates to and from the summit venues until Thursday, September 7.
According to Latif, the cooperation of all parties is needed to support the ASEAN Summit as a source of pride for the country. “Just take different routes. We are not stopping traffic, but please find other provided routes.”
He also confirmed that on Wednesday, three areas to be cleared for ASEAN delegates are HI Roundabout, Jalan Kuningan, and Jalan Rasuna Said. “We will clear Jalan Gatot Subroto and Jalan Rasuna Said as the state guests will go to JCC (Jakarta Convention Center),” he explained.
Traffic diversion will also be carried out in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) areas starting at 9 a.m. since the first ladies of ASEAN countries will hold an event at the cultural park. Roads from Semanggi to Senayan roundabout will also be cleared from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
M. FAIZ ZAKI
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