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Jakarta Post

Busway struggles to provide decent service

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 13 2011   /  08:00 am

In an incident that unwittingly points to how the Transjakarta Busway struggles to provide decent service to passengers, a Transjakarta driver passed out behind the wheel at the Harapan Kita Hospital shelter after dealing with a stomachache all morning.

Transjakarta driver Ibrahim Aziz refused to let passengers off during the journey, determined to make it to the Harapan Kita Hospital shelter after being short of breath when his bus reached the Semanggi shelter.

Ibrahim fainted after dropping off passengers at the Harapan Kita Hospital shelter and was soon rushed to the hospital.

Doctors at the hospital found that the driver was suffering from gastric pain because he did not have breakfast before leaving for his early morning shift. Ibrahim’s plight seems to reflect on the conditions of the Transjakarta Busway, which, after seven years, now has to make do with an o...