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Jakarta Post

Some Jakartans unhappy with expanding odd-even regulation

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 14, 2019   /  09:11 am
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Vehicles drive on a main thoroughfare in Jakarta.(JP/Rafaela Chandra)

As the Jakarta administration works to reduce traffic jams in the capital city by expanding the odd-even license plate regulation, some residents are unhappy with the new plan, which is to take effect in September. The odd-even plate regulation is currently being implemented on some of the city’s main thoroughfares. With the expansion, several more streets in the capital city are to be included. The policy was previously implemented on weekdays in the morning and afternoon rush hours on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, Jl. MH Thamrin and Jl. Jend. Sudirman, as well as some parts of Jl. Jend. S. Parman, Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jl. HR. Rasuna Said, Jl. Jend. MT Haryono, Jl. Jend. DI Panjaitan and Jl. Jend. Ahmad Yani. The forthcoming expansion is to cover up to 25 streets in the city, including Jl. RS. Fatmawati, Jl. Panglima Polim, Jl. Sisingamangaraja, Jl. Pramuka, Jl. Salemba Raya, J...