The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration assured the public that the Sedyatmo toll road — the capital’s main thoroughfare to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport — would not be flooded during the peak of this year’s rainy season, which is expected to be worse than usual.
Governor Fauzi Bowo said on Thursday that the Tanjungan pump station located on the north side of the toll road in North Jakarta would remain in operation to keep the road free from inundation.
“I guarantee the toll road will not become flooded again,” Fauzi said during an inspection at the station.
The station has three screw pumps with a total capacity of draining 12 cubic meters of water per second.
The pump station manages water drainage across a total area of 385 hectares.
“Rain water accumulating on the toll road will quickly be drained by these pumps,” Fauzi said.