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Jakarta Post

City to have more elevated roads as of next year

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 12 2008   /  11:55 am

Governor Fauzi Bowo said Tuesday the capital would start a Rp 40 trillion (US$4.2 billion) project constructing elevated roads across all municipalities in Jakarta next year. Six toll roads are included in the project. "We must understand that horizontal road expansion is no longer a favorable solution in easing traffic jams," he said at City Hall. "Therefore, we have no other choice except to build more elevated roads." He said elevated toll roads were also part of a plan to generate revenue for the city. "We could use more revenue from toll roads to fund the development of other roads, as well as the development of an MRT, the monorail and the busway," said Fauzi. The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) is a rail system Jakarta has been planning since 1984. Plans to begin construction this year have again been delayed until 2010....