Green and modern: Passengers take a ride on one of the newly launched Kopaja P-19 and P-20 buses, which are equipped with air-conditioning and WiFi, in Ragunan, South Jakarta on Thursday. The P-19 Kopaja serves the Tanah Abang-Ragunan route and the P-20 serves the Senen-Lebak Bulus route. (Antara/M.Agung Rajasa)
Kopaja public minibus company has upgraded its services by launching air-conditioned buses serving the Ragunan-Tanah Abang and Senen-Lebak Bulus routes.
Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo led the launch ceremony at Ragunan, South Jakarta on Thursday.
“This is not only an inauguration but also a transition from the old Kopaja buses to the new ones,” Fauzi said as quoted by tempo.co.
The air-conditioned buses are equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) and WiFi. Kopaja will also develop an electronic and short message-based payment system that will allow passengers to find out the location of the closest bus, Tempo reported.
Six new buses currently serve the two routes: two on the Ragunan line and four on the Senen line.
Tickets cost Rp 5,000 (53 US cents) for one ride.
Kopaja is planning to increase the number of air-conditioned buses, the company’s chairman, Nanang Basuki, said. “Another 20 buses are due to arrive within the next two weeks,” Nanang said.
The Transportation Ministry allows a maximum of 83 air-conditioned buses for the Ragunan line and 102 for the Senen line. (fzm/iwa)
Areas covered by the buses:
Ragunan – Tanah Abang line (Number P-19)
Stops: Ampera – Arteri Pondok Indah – Wijaya – Iskandarsyah – Sisingamangaraja – Sudirman – Thamrin – Cideng
Senen – Lebak Bulus (Number P-20)
Stops: Bungur – Gunung Sahari – Lapangan Banteng – Tugu Tani – Menteng – Thamrin – Rasuna Said – Ringroad Selatan