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Jakarta's traffic gridlock: The malady of `macet'

  • Pandu Anugrah


| Wed, June 24 2009 | 11:26 am

PREMIUM The term macet, meaning traffic gridlock or deadlock, is synonymous with Jakarta. This, however, should come as no surprise given that domestic automotive sales have grown at an average annual rate of 11 percent per year since 2002, according to the data published by the Indonesian Automotive Body (GAIKINDO). In 2008 alone, sales of 4-wheel vehicles ( 4W ) reached 607,000, up 40 p...