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Jakarta Post

City urged to restore extended odd-even policy

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 12 2019   /  01:21 am

In an attempt to alleviate pervasive traffic 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 the Jakarta administration.The BPTJ made the recommendation based on its lat...