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Jakarta Police request evaluation of odd-even policy

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 15, 2016   /  12:46 pm
Jakarta Police request evaluation of odd-even policy Cars are trapped in a long traffic jam along Jl. Sudirman, South Jakarta, on Friday. The city administration decided to permanently apply the odd-even policy on Aug. 30. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Jakarta Traffic Police made a request to Jakarta’s Transportation Agency to review the odd-even traffic policy that has been going on for four months.

“We cooperated with University of Indonesia and came up with a recommendation for the Transportation Agency to make another review, this time more comprehensive,” said Adj. Sr. Comr. Budiyanto, the head of law enforcement subdivision at the traffic police, as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday.

Budiyanto said the regular evaluation was necessary to see whether the policy would run effectively or not. The recommendation letter would be sent Thursday. Budiyanto said in September the evaluation of the policy showed good results, which included faster commutes and more Transjakarta bus passengers.

He said the odd-even policy would be a transition toward electronic road pricing (ERP), which he said would be even more effective.

“We expect to see significant results from the evaluation, such as fewer traffic violations,” he said. (evi)