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Jakarta Post

Transjakarta to provide women-only buses

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 4, 2014   /  06:44 am

In response to the increasing levels of sexual harassment on public transportation, city-owned bus operator PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) is set to operate special buses for women passengers.

On Monday, a man boarding a bus to Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta was caught grabbing a woman'€™s buttocks. The woman was shocked and screamed, and the man was told to get off the bus at the Lebak Bulus bus shelter.

Once he got there, he was asked to take off his shirt and wear a sign that read '€œSex Abuser!!'€

'€œTransjakarta will provide several buses especially for women. The driver and bus conductor will also be women,'€ Deputy Governor Basuki '€œAhok'€ Tjahaja Purnama said at City Hall on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Transjakarta president director Steve Kosasih said that he promised to improve services and prevent sexual harassment. '€œNext year, we will procure the women-only buses. In the meantime, I will be reminding all onboard employees to keep an eye out for any sexual harassment,'€ he said.



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