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North Jakarta gears up for extended odd-even policy

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya
    Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 10, 2019   /   05:01 pm
North Jakarta gears up for extended odd-even policy More areas will be affected by an extended odd-even policy in Central and North Jakarta. (JP/Rafaela Chandra)

The North Jakarta Transportation Agency has started preparing for the extended odd-even traffic policy by installing signs along roads heading toward Jl. Gunung Sahari in North Jakarta, reminding motorists of the upcoming restriction.

The signs are located on Jl. Ampera IV, V and VI in Pademangan, said North Jakarta Transportation Agency head Berhard Hutajulu.

“We will install more signs in the future, including several banners, about the odd-even policy,” Berhard said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com.

A team from the North Jakarta Transportation Agency will also be deployed to inform the public about the expansion, he added.

“Fifty-eight [agency] personnel will disseminate the information in places that attract large crowds of people, such as malls or [Jl. Sudirman] during Car Free Day, as well as on social media and mass media.”

Jl. Gunung Sahari is the only area in North Jakarta that will be affected by the odd-even policy expansion, a trial period for which is scheduled to run from Monday to Sept. 6, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., as well as from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Affected areas start from Jl. Gunung Sahari to the Bintang Mas police post, and also include Jl. Lodan Raya, Ancol and Pademangan in North Jakarta.

“According to the policy, those streets will be restricted from four-wheeled vehicles from Monday to Friday,” Berhard said.

He hoped the policy will encourage more people to use public transportation for their daily activities.