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Jakarta Post

Jakarta's main streets face 2014 gridlock

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 30, 2013   /  01:46 pm

Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto predicted the city'€™s main streets would be gridlocked by 2014 if no extreme measures were taken to curb vehicle ownership.

'€œOne appropriate prevention is issuing an extreme policy to limit the number of private vehicles, both two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles,'€ said Rikwanto on Monday as quoted by

Rikwanto said he could not blame vehicle producers in targeting one million units sold each year as the city did not have any regulations on the selling or owning of vehicles. Therefore, the city needed a regulation that could be applied for 5 to 10 years.

'€œFor now, we only have progressive tax regulations for owners of more than one car. It seems the policy is not effective enough to help reduce the interest in buying cars. But we are still reviewing the right regulation to reduce traffic jams,'€ he added.

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