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Kota Tua starts trial run for pedestrian route

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 22, 2019   /   01:35 pm
Kota Tua starts trial run for pedestrian route Visitors spend their Sunday afternoon at Fatahillah Square in Jakarta's Kota Tua. Starting on Monday, the area will conduct a trial run for a route for pedestrians. (Shutterstock/File)

The Kota Tua Zone Management Unit (UPK Kota Tua) has started a trial run for a pedestrian route for visitors of Taman Fatahillah in West Jakarta, an official has said.

"There [is no route] for pedestrians, so we would like to do that," UPK Kota Tua head Norviadi S. Husodo said on Sunday as quoted by Kompas.com.

The trial run starts on Monday and will apply for the next two weeks.

Pedestrians can currently enter or exit Taman Fatahillah without a specifically designated route. With the diversion, pedestrians will only able to enter Taman Fatahillah from three entrance points and leave through four exit points.

The entrance points are Lorong Pecinan from the direction of the Bank Indonesia Museum or Jl. Pintu Besar, Lorong Batavia from the direction of the Jasindo building or parking lot on Jl. Cengkeh and Lorong Pekojan from the direction of Jl. Kali Besar Timur.

The exit points are Lorong Fatahillah toward Kota Station or Jl. Lada, Lorong Jayakarta toward Mega Bank or Kali Besar, Lorong Kota Intan toward Kota Intan bridge or Aroma Nusantara and Lorong Sunday Kelapa toward Jl. Kunir or the immigration office.

During the trial run, UPK Kota Tua officers will be stations at the entrance and exit points to assist pedestrians.

In addition, UPK Kota Tua will install signs to inform visitors about the designated entrance and exit points.

If the trial run is successful, Norviani said the policy would be permanently implemented prior to Jakarta's anniversary on June 22. (sau)