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Jakarta to have hundreds of low-entry buses

  • Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 12, 2017   /   08:16 pm
Jakarta to have hundreds of low-entry buses A worker cleans a Transjakarta bus stop in Cipulir, South Jakarta, on Tuesday. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

Bus operator Transjakarta has announced a plan to take into serve as many as 300 low-entry buses this year to serve passengers outside the designated busway lanes.

PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) president director Budi Kaliwono said on Wednesday that the low-entry vehicles were to complement existing public buses in the capital run by private operators like Mayasari Bhakti, Metromini and Kopaja.

Budi said the buses, with a capacity of 100 passengers, would cost around Rp 2.4 billion (US$180.000) each.

The low-entry buses will be equipped with electronic leveling controls that allow the driver to adjust the bus’ height to make it easier for elderly or disabled people to enter.

“Transjakarta will be the first bus operator in the country that operates low-entry buses as city transportation,” Budi told journalists, adding that the new vehicles would resemble those typically used at airports.

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