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Jakarta needs Metro to avoid traffic gridlock

  • Deden Rukmana

Savannah, Georgia | Sun, October 24 2010 | 08:58 am

PREMIUM After reading The Economist magazine September 2010 issue, I realized that Jakarta had a new call: The largest city in the world without a metro. The Economist reported that car ownership in Jakarta had increased by 10-15 percent a year. Motorcycles are ubiquitous and can be acquired with a downpayment of as little as US$30. On the other hand, the growth rate of Jakarta’s road is less than 1 per...