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Public minibuses banned from business hub during Asian Games

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11, 2018   /   07:31 am
Public minibuses banned from business hub during Asian Games A Kopaja minibus crosses the median strip on Jl. Katamso in West Jakarta in this June 21, 2014 photograph. (kompas.com/Kurnia Sari Aziza )

The Jakarta Transportation Agency has banned minibuses from Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta, the city’s busiest business hub, throughout the Asian Games.

The transportation agency tweeted through its twitter handle on Thursday that Kopaja P19, Metromini P15 and Metromini S640 minibuses would be rerouted to South Jakarta roads that run parallel to Central Jakarta from Aug. 10 to Sept. 10.

The policy is the latest in the city’s quick fixes to beautify Jakarta ahead of the prestigious Games next week. The green-and-white Kopaja buses and orange-and-blue Metromini are generally dilapidated, highly pollutive public modes of transportation with notoriously reckless drivers.

“We will enforce this ban every day [for the Asian Games] to ensure proper traffic conditions,” commented Jakarta Transportation Agency deputy head Sigit Wijatmoko on Monday as reported by kompas.com. (nor)