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Jakarta Post

City: Expect worse rush hours in the coming month

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 21 2011   /  08:00 am

The Jakarta administration is asking citizens to brace for worsening rush hour traffic over the next month as a result of a reduction in the number of commuter train trips to allow ongoing track work.

Jakarta Transportation Agency head Udar Pristono said that fewer commuter train trips plying the Jakarta-Bogor route were forecast to increase automobile traffic in and out of the city in the mornings and evenings.

“We are predicting that train passengers will use their private vehicles for their daily commutes,” Pristono said.

The Indonesia Transportation Society (MTI) says an average of more than 37 million trips are made daily in Jakarta. More than 56 percent of those are by private vehicle.

Pristono called on commuters to use other means of public transportation instead of private vehicles.

“They can take the interprovince buses to come to the ci...