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Jakarta Post

Congestion costs Jakarta Rp 46 trillion

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 16 2011   /  10:00 am

Traffic congestion cost the city up to Rp 46 trillion (US$5.2 billion) last year, the Jakarta Transportation Agency says.

“The losses come from, among others, the cost of wasted fuel, lost working hours and the expensive cost of vehicle maintenance,” city transportation agency head Udar Pristono said in a discussion on Jakarta transportation infrastructure on Tuesday.

He said the data was compiled from a study conducted last year by the Jakarta Transportation Agency.

Pristono, however, was unable to provide further details on the report. He only said that the congestion-related cost number increased from Rp 35 trillion in 2009.

A top Transportation Ministry official said last month that congestion in the capital cost the city at least
Rp 28.1 trillion each year.

The ministry recorded that most of the losses, amounting to Rp 10.7 trillion per ye...