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Jakarta Post

City set to build boom gates on busways to bar cars

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 29 2009   /  08:54 am

In a bid to reduce the number of accidents involving Transjakarta buses, the city administration will construct boom gates in several busway lanes in 2010 to prevent private vehicles entering, a City Transportation Agency official says. City Transportation Agency traffic management chief Muhammad Akbar said Monday that the 35 planned portals would also decrease bus travel time because private vehicles would not obstruct their path. However, Akbar said Transjakarta buses would still share lanes with private vehicles on Jl. Pondok Indah Raya on Corridor 8, which connects Harmoni in Central Jakarta to Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta. “There are no road separators between the busway corridor and private vehicles there, so we can’t construct a boom gate,” he said.Akbar added that the busway lane in Jl. Pondok Indah Raya was for private vehicles and Transjakarta buses. “There will be no p...