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Jakarta Post

Grand plan to beat gridlock

  • Sita W. Dewi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 5 2013   /  09:09 am

The Transportation Ministry is proposing an ambitious master plan to avoid total gridlock in Greater Jakarta in 2014.

The plan, presented on Monday to officials from the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and the administrations of Jakarta, Banten and West Java, calls for a dramatic expansion of public transportation between
Jakarta and its satellite cities.

The ministry called for creating 17 bus routes, 10 feeder bus routes, nine park-and-ride facilities, 17 integrated transit hubs, an expansion of railroad tracks and construction of facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.

“We have seen an increasing number of Jakarta workers living in the Greater Jakarta area who commute every day,” ministry ground transportation chief Suroyo Alimoeso said at the Transportation Ministry on Monday.

“But we haven’t seen an expansion of railway-based...