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Tangerang - Jakarta premium bus starts trial period

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 11, 2018   /   09:47 am
Tangerang - Jakarta premium bus starts trial period A Transjabodetabek Premium bus serving the route between TangCity mall in Tangerang and ITC Kuningan mall in South Jakarta, parks at TangCity mall on Jan. 10. (Courtesy of/TangCity Mall)

The Transjabodetabek Premium bus service between TangCity mall in Tangerang, Banten and ITC Kuningan mall in South Jakarta commenced a trial period of 10 buses on Wednesday, following similar services to some of the capital's other satellite cities.

Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) head Bambang Prihartono said the buses were expected to help reduce traffic.

“This new transportation service should attract people to use public transportation instead of private vehicles. We hope this program can contribute to reducing traffic in the long term,” said Bambang.

TangCity mall building manager Wina Andiyan applauded the bus service. She said the bus could help visitors to reach TangCity easily, as the mall is one of the most popular shopping destinations for Greater Jakarta residents.

The ten buses operate from 05.00 a.m to 08.00 p.m. The buses are scheduled every 30 minutes with a promotional tariff of Rp 20,000 (US$ 1.49) during the trial period. (gis)