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Jakarta Post

BPTJ postpones odd-even policy at 2 Tangerang tollgates

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 5, 2018   /   07:45 am
BPTJ postpones odd-even policy at 2 Tangerang tollgates Vehicles approach the Cililitan tollgate in East Jakarta on July 18, 2017. (JP/P.J.LEO)

The Greater Jakarta Transportation Body (BPTJ) has postponed plans to implement the odd-even license plate policy at the Karawaci 2 and Karawaci 4 tollgates in Tangerang, Banten, initially scheduled for Monday.

The body said it first wanted to improve traffic circulation at the Tomang intersection in West Jakarta, before expanding the policy to other tollgates entering the capital.

BPTJ implemented on April 16 the odd-even policy at Kunciran 2 and Tangerang 2 tollgates for vehicles entering Jakarta to reduce heavy traffic congestion in the capital.

“If, someday, we need to implement the policy at Karawaci 2 and 4 , we will enforce it, especially when it comes to anticipating traffic congestion during the upcoming Asian Games [in Jakarta],” BPTJ head Bambang Prihartono said in a statement on Friday.

The Asian Games will take place in the capital and Palembang, South Sumatra, from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.

According to BPTJ data, the odd-even policy at the Kunciran 2 and Tangerang 2 tollgates has successfully reduced vehicles’ volume by 24.9 percent and increased the average speed to 27.6 kilometers per hour from the previous 22 km per hour. (vny)