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Jakarta Post

Going nowhere

  • Indah Setiawati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 26 2010   /  09:58 am

Everything came to a halt: People wait patiently for the TransJakarta Busway on Jl. Sudirman in Jakarta on Monday. Since the traffic came to a standstill due to heavy rain, motorists entered the busway lane, resulting in total disruption of the TransJakarta system in several areas. Thousands were stuck in traffic for several hours until around midnight. JP/Ricky YudhistiraThousands of commuters were stuck for hours in Jakarta’s gridlocked streets as heavy rain caused  floods, paralyzing road traffic and holding up trains on Monday.

Massive traffic congestion was mostly concentrated in areas that are regularly  flooded by heavy rain.
Yudi Purnomo who works in Kuningan, South Jakarta, said it took four hours just to get to Al-Azhar Mosque, South Jakarta, from his work place.“It is only 30 minutes on other days. This is really the worst traffic I have ever encounte...