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Decision to be made tomorrow on continuation of odd-even traffic policy

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 26, 2018   /   05:26 pm
Decision to be made tomorrow on continuation of odd-even traffic policy Traffic authorities in the capital are to make a decision on whether or not they will continue implementation of the odd-even license plate traffic policy, as the gubernatorial decree regulating the policy only states that it be enforced until Dec. 31. (kompas.com/Nursita Sari)

As the implementation period for the odd-even license plate policy is coming to an end, Jakarta’s traffic authorities will make a decision on Thursday about whether or not they will continue enforcing the traffic regulation.

According to Gubernatorial Decree No.106/2018, the policy will only be enforced until Dec. 31.

“We will finalize the regulation tomorrow. There will be an evaluation and establishment of the advanced policy,” acting head of the Jakarta Transportation Agency Sigit Wijatmoko said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

He said his agency had conducted a series of focus group discussions with various stakeholders to obtain insights into the policy.

Sigit said he had received many recommendations for the policy to be continued.

The odd-even license plate policy was first implemented in 2016 to replace the three-in-one traffic policy on Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Transportation Agency at that time agreed that the odd-even policy was a transition policy prior to the implementation of the ERP.

On July 31, Anies signed Gubernatorial Regulation No. 77/2018 on the implementation of the odd-even traffic policy on several thoroughfares during the Asian Games, after a trial run starting July 2.

The policy is in effect on Jl. Sudirman, Jl. MH Thamrin, Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jl. S. Parman, Jl. MT Haryono, Jl. HR Rasuna Said, Jl. DI Pandjaitan, Jl. Ahmad Yani and Jl. Kartini.

Prior to the Asian Para Games, which started on Oct. 6, the city administration made several adjustments to the odd-even license plate policy.

The policy only applies from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday and will end on Dec.31 (rai)