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New Greater Jakarta transportation authority to be created in July

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Jakarta   /   Tue, March 26, 2019   /  02:41 am
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Traffic moves at a snail's pace on the Cikampek-Jakarta toll road as workers are busy building the elevated toll road in Bekasi, West Java, on Aug. 8, 2018. (Antara/Risky Andrianto)

Since the concept of autonomous regions was introduced in 1999, attempts to establish a credible transportation authority in Greater Jakarta have always hit a brick wall as each local government defended its own transportation policy. Although there is already the Greater Jakarta Transportation Management Body (BPTJ), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo proposed to establish a new institution as the existing body lacked the authority to deal with different interests among the local governments of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Bekasi and Tangerang. “The President has given us until no later than July to establish a new transportation authority that can control the entire transportation system in Greater Jakarta,” Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said in his office on Friday as quoted by kompas.com. He said the establishment of the new transportatio...