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Tangerang limits trucks' operational hours

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 13, 2018   /   06:37 pm
Tangerang limits trucks' operational hours Workers unload rice from a truck at Cipinang Market in East Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Ben Latuihamallo)

Tangerang regency in Banten will implement a new traffic rule on Friday that limits the operational hours of trucks in a bid to ease traffic congestion. 

The roads affected by the policy include Jl. Raya Legok, Jl. Raya Pakuhaji Selatan, Jl. Raya Kronjo and Jl. Raya Kresek Balaraja. 

“A public awareness campaign regarding the regulation has been held since Nov. 13,” Tangerang Transportation Agency head Bambang Mardi Sentosa said on Thursday, adding that the traffic rule was line with Regent Regulation No. 47/2018 on the restriction of truck operations.

Trucks, including those carrying soil and sand, will only be permitted to use the roads from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day. However, trucks carrying staple food, gas as well as export and import items will be exempted. 

Bambang added that truck drivers, who violated the rule, would not be ticketed but would be ordered to take another route. 

“If their documents are in order, they will not be ticketed but only asked to turn back,” he said as quoted by kompas.com. (fac)