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Jakarta Post

Jakarta aims to reduce traffic by 40 percent in 2 years

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 13 2012   /  08:29 am

It is now one of the most frequently asked questions: “Does the new Jakarta administration have an effective method to ease traffic?”

The answer is that not only one, but four methods would be applied at the same time to reduce the capital’s gridlock problem by 40 percent, by 2014.

City traffic police deputy director Adj. Sr. Comr. Wahyono said on Monday that his division and the Jakarta Transportation Agency had met on Friday to discuss several measures deemed effective to control the number of vehicles on the road.

“We have agreed to resort to the implementation of an electronic road pricing (ERP) system, firm enforcement of regulations on both traffic and spatial planning as well as vehicle limitation to achieve the targeted 40 percent reduction,” he said.

The police and the transportation agency were currently working on details on the traffic po...