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Jakarta Post

W. Java to ban large buses on treacherous Cikidang route

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14 2018   /  01:12 am

The West Java Transportation Agency is planning to ban large buses from traveling along certain sections of the Cikidang route in Sukabumi, West Java, following a recent deadly tour bus accident.

Twenty-one people died and nine others were severely injured on Saturday afternoon when the driver of the ill-fated bus lost control of the vehicle on the Cikidang route, causing the bus to plunge into a 30-meter-deep ravine.

The bus was among four tour buses hired by PT Catur Putra Raya for an employee gathering. They were headed from Bogor to the Citarik River for a rafting trip.

The accident-prone Cikidang route connects smaller roads to Citarik, which is famous for rafting and adventure sports.

Under the plan, medium and large tour buses would only be allowed to pass certain sections of the road and would be required to stop at certain designated areas, West Java ...