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Free rides offered on new Transjakarta route

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, August 13, 2017 | 04:50 pm
Free rides offered on new Transjakarta route A Transjakarta bus tests the newly constructed Corridor 13, which serves the Ciledug-Tendean route, on Jl. Ciledug Raya in South Jakarta. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The City-owned bus operator PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) waived fares for passengers on the new Transjakarta route between Ciledug and Tendean in South Jakarta on Sunday, a day before its official launch.

The free bus rides were not just a publicity stunt. They were also the final trial for the 9.3-kilometer new Corridor 13 before it enters full operations on Monday, Transjakarta president director Budi Kaliwono said.

“Especially for today, we provide a free service to prepare for our operations tomorrow, which is the first day of work that will be filled with passengers,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com.

The free rides for passengers were available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The corridor is the only one of the Bus Rapid Transit network that uses special elevated lanes. During the early phase of operations, Transjakarta Corridor 13 will only have four stops out of a total 12 planned, as the other bus shelters are not yet ready.

The city administration and the operator proceeded with the launching despite shortcomings in its facilities that have raised safety concerns.

The company has been criticized for a lack of street lamps and proper bus shelters as well as a lack of supporting facilities like elevators to get people up to and down from the elevated lane. (cal/rin)

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