The Jakarta Post
Transjakarta buses will start operating inside the University of Indonesia (UI) campus in Depok, West Java, in August.
According to Transjakarta president director Agung Wicaksono, there will be 35 buses serving routes from Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, to UI and Manggarai, South Jakarta, to UI.
“After the routes are operational, the Kampung Rambutan, East Jakarta to UI route will be added,” said Agung as reported by kompas.com on Wednesday.
Passengers using the buses around the campus will not be charged.
Meanwhile, passengers that would like to travel outside the campus will be charged the regular fee starting at Rp 3,500 (24 US cents).
Transjakarta will conduct a trial run for its routes inside UI.
The purpose of the trial run is to identify the facilities needed for the Transjakarta buses on the campus.
“As students are still on holiday in early August, we thought it would be an ideal time to carry out a trial run for the buses.”
Agung expressed hope that with the introduction of Transjakarta routes in and out of the campus, students would be enticed to use public transportation instead of private vehicles. (bry)