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BPTJ urges restoring 15-hour, extended odd-even traffic policy

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 11, 2019   /  01:03 pm
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Jakarta Police officers check the license plates of cars stuck in traffic at the Senayan traffic circle on Aug. 30, 2018. The Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) has recommended that the 15-hour odd-even traffic policy be applied instead of the current policy, which is effective only during peak hours in the morning and the evening.(Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)

In an attempt to alleviate pervasive congestion in the capital, the Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) has called on the city administration to restore the extended odd-even traffic policy that was implemented last August during the 2018 Asian Games. In a letter dated July 8, the agency recommended that the city implement an odd-even policy that was effective from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, excluding weekends and national holidays.  The current odd-even policy is in effect from 6 a.m to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays.  The odd-even policy limits the number of cars on the city’s streets by restricting access depending on whether the vehicle's license plate ends in an odd number or an even number. The policy applies only during certain hours and on certain roads, as determined by th...