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Jakarta Post

Elevated toll roads, revisited

  • Deden Rukmana

Savannah, Georgia   /   Sat, September 4 2010   /  11:06 am

The Jakarta city administration will start to build six elevated toll roads in 2011 after receiving the permits from the Public Works Ministry. In the first phase, the city administration will build two elevated toll roads connecting the west and the east sides of the city, including the Semanan to Sunter and the Sunter to Pulogebang toll roads. Governor Fauzi Bowo argued that the two elevated toll roads would smooth traffic flow on the inner-city toll roads. The intercity drivers would have alternative routes and could avoid the congested inner-city toll roads.The other four toll roads, including Kampung Melayu to Kemayoran, Pasar Minggu to Casablanca, Kampung Melayu to Duri Pulo and Ulujami toTanah Abang will be built in the next three phases. The six elevated toll roads will add 67.74 kilometers to Jakarta’s road length and will cost Rp 40 trillion (US$4.4 billion). Are these new el...