Today's Top 3 News: Emissions Test Ticketing is Last Resort, BMKG Says Another Scorching Heat to Hit Bekasi and Jakarta
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tempo English compiled three popular news on the platform today, Friday, September 29, 2023. Those include police resuming law enforcement against vehicles failing the emissions test, the weather forecast today with scorching heat in Bekasi and parts of Jakarta, and the Transportation Minister talking about Pelita Air and Citilink merger plan.
The following is the list of the top 3 news on Tempo English today:
1. Police: Emissions Test Ticketing is Last Resort
Traffic Director of the Jakarta Metro Police Commissioner Latif Usman stated that his institution will resume law enforcement against vehicles failing the emissions test. "We are cooperating with the Jakarta Environmental Office to educate the public," he said in a written statement on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
According to Latif, the free emissions test is a form of education in an educative-repressive approach. Meanwhile, emissions test ticketing is a last resort option.
Police have also cooperated with the environmental office to prepare hundreds of workshops to conduct free emissions tests.
2. BMKG: Another Scorching Heat to Hit Bekasi, Some Jakarta
Jakarta and its neighboring regions will have mostly bright and sunny skies today, September 29, 2023. The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) predicted that scorching heat reaching 36 degrees Celsius is likely to hit some areas.
The capital city will have abundant sunshine this morning. Later in the afternoon, some clouds will come to South and East Jakarta.
There is no early warning for today's weather conditions in Jakarta.
3. Transportation Minister Talks of Pelita Air, Citilink Merger Plan
Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi talked about the merger plan of two state-owned airlines, Pelita Air and Citilink. He answered issues that Pelita Air's aircraft and licenses will be transferred to Citilink.
Budi Karya did not give a clear answer on whether the transfer is possible without dismissing Pelita. However, he said the Transportation Ministry would ease the process.
“In principle, if it can be made easier, why make it more difficult?” Budi Karya said in Kuningan, Jakarta, on Thursday, September 28, 2023.