Djarot: Motorcycle Restriction Policy is Not Discrimination

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  • Traffic symbols of motorcycle restriction in M.H. Thamrin area, Jakarta. TEMPO/Subekti

    Traffic symbols of motorcycle restriction in M.H. Thamrin area, Jakarta. TEMPO/Subekti

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said that the motorcycle restriction policy to be rolled out in the near future is not a discrimination against motorists. He said that the policy is aimed at reducing traffic congestions.

    According to Djarot, the government also applies restriction for cars, namely the odd-even license plate policy. He added that the policy aimed at encouraging people to use public transportations.

    “I have instructed the Transportation Agency to provide parking areas,” Djarot said.

    The parking areas, said the governor, will be available for vehicle owners so that they can continue their trips using public transportations.

    The Jakarta Transportation Agency has planned to expand the motorcycle restriction policy coverage at a number of streets in the Capital. The restriction will be applied both temporarily and permanently. A permanent restriction will be applied from Bundaran Senayan at Jalan Jendral Sudirman to Jalan Merdeka Barat. Motorcycles will be banned to pass the street at certain hours.

    For cars, the odd-even license plate policy will be applied to Jalan Rasuna Said. The trial will be conducted along with the motorcycle restriction policy at a number of streets in Jakarta.

    LARISSA HUDA