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Depok allocates Rp 1.3 billion to procure one traffic light

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 22, 2019   /   08:56 pm
Depok allocates Rp 1.3 billion to procure one traffic light An official shows an application called Road Transport and Traffic Management Center (RTTMC) during the installation of CCTV cameras at the Java northern coastal area or Pantura on June. 26. (Antara/Oky Lukmansyah)

The Depok Transportation Agency in West Java has allocated Rp 1.3 billion (US$9,100) to procure and install a traffic light, which will later be equipped with 10 CCTV cameras.

“Yes, it’s true. We’re using the city’s 2019 budget,” said the agency’s head, Dadang Wihana, referring to the traffic light that will be installed at a T-junction near the military prison where Jl. Lafran Pane and Jl. Komjen Jasin meet.

Dadang claimed that the traffic light was Area Traffic Control System (ATCS) based. Unlike regular ones on which the time has been set before being installed, the ATCS-based traffic light can be controlled from afar.

“Once [the traffic light] is connected with the CCTV cameras, we will be able to control the traffic,” Dadang said as reported by kompas.com.

He said the T-junction was often congested, especially during rush hour, adding that it had become more severe because the number of vehicles using the road to reach the University of Indonesia had increased. (vla)