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Jakarta Post

Bogor residents looking ahead to new toll road

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Wed, October 28 2009   /  01:30 pm

Bogor residents say they expect the Bogor Outer Ring Road turnpike, connecting West Sentul to Kedunghalang, to be opened soon as it will shorten the one-hour trip to only 10 minutes. "I really hope the toll operator will start up the BORR as soon as possible so that we can shorten the hour-long trip to only five to 10 minutes," said Ai Kartika, a resident of Tanah Baru in North Bogor, adding she had tried the new route on a trial run during Idul Fitri holidays in September. "Without the toll road, we have to take the long route through a toll gate near the Baranangsiang bus terminal," she added. Abah Kences, a resident of Cimanggu, Tanah Sareal, was just as hopeful. "Besides making the West Sentul-Kedunghalang trip shorter, the BORR can also reduce traffic jams in Bogor municipality, especially around the botanical garden, and help clean up the air around the area," h...