TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama has launched 20 Swedish-made Scania buses to be added to present fleet of city-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta.
Ahok hoped the additional buses could reduce the headway of Transjakarta buses. “We target the headway to become 10 minutes and buses can operate for 24 hours,” said Ahok on Monday.
In order to show the Jakarta government’s commitment to improving mass transportation services in the capital, Ahok said the Jakarta government was ready to give more public service obligation (PSO) funds to PT Transjakarta.
“We will give Rp3 trillion so that Jakartans can enjoy affordable mass transportation,” said Ahok.
PT Transjakarta president director Antonious Kosasih said there would be 51 new articulated buses that would operate in the capital. However, he said the new 20 buses could not begin operation until next month, pending the completion of their vehicle licenses (STNK).
The other 31 buses will arrive in December 2015 and will operate in corridors that suitable for articulated bus.
Kosasih said PT Transjakarta would launch a new call center service at 1500-102 available for 24 hours. “Everyone can file complaints,” said Kosasih.