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Jakarta Fair Transjakarta temporary corridor to be made permanent

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 5, 2018   /   09:05 am
Jakarta Fair Transjakarta temporary corridor to be made permanent A passenger boards a Transjakarta bus. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

The Jakarta Transportation Agency will make the Jakarta Fair Transjakarta temporary corridor permanent to help citizens affected by the extension of odd-even license plate number policy on Jl. Benyamin Sueb, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.

“The Jakarta Fair temporary corridor will become a regular route,” Jakarta Transportation Agency land transportation chief Masdes Arroufy said on Wednesday, kompas.com reported, adding that more stops might be added along the route of the corridor.

Transjakarta had provided a temporary bus corridor in May from the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta, Pusat Grosir Cililitan (PGC), Kampung Melayu and Pulogadung in East Jakarta heading to JIExpo commercial complex in Kemayoran for citizens who wanted to visit the Jakarta Fair using public transportation.

On Monday, Jakarta conducted a trial run of the extended odd-even policy to city’s arterial roads, including Jl. Benyamin Sueb, to ensure the smoothness of athletes’ traveling times during the Asian Games in August and September.

A resident named Agnes, who works in Kemayoran, said public transportation on Jl. Benyamin Sueb was not adequate.

Unlike other roads affected by the policy, Jl. Benyamin Sueb does not have a Transjakarta corridor, and the only available modes of public transportation are angkot (public minivans) and Metro mini.

“In the end, if I’m not using online ojek [motorcycle taxi], I will use a [conventional] taxi. That’s why I don’t agree [with the odd-even policy] there because there is no good public transportation yet [on Jl. Benyamin Sueb],” she said. (ami)