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Greater Jakarta: Traffic more congested on Jl. MH Thamrin

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  01:23 am

Traffic congestion along Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta has risen by as much as 35 percent following the Supreme Court’s decision to lift a ban on motorcyclists using the thoroughfare, according to the Jakarta Transportation Agency.

Following the repeal, motorcyclists have been allowed to pass through Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, provided they use designated motorcycle lanes on the left-hand side of the roads.

Jakarta Police director of traffic management Sr. Comr. Halim Pagarra said on Monday that from Feb. 5 to 11, some 812 motorcyclists had been ticketed for straying outside the lanes.

“The high number of violations means we have to further educate motorcyclists so they comply with the ruling,” said Halim as quoted by kompas.com, adding that 583 driver’s licenses and 229 vehicle registration papers had been confiscated.

Halim’s s...