The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration has exempted three roads affected by the odd-even license plate traffic regulation on Thursday morning to allow motorists with even-numbered plates to visit the house of the late former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie on Jl. Patra Kuningan, South Jakarta.
The exemption applies to Jl. HR Rasuna Said, Jl. Gatot Soebroto and Jl. MT Haryono, all in South Jakarta.
“To give a chance for people who want to do takziyah [to visit and express condolences] at the house of the late Pak Habibie on Thursday morning, odd-even policy does not apply on Jl. HR Rasuna Said, Jl. Gatot Soebroto and Jl. MT Haryono,” Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said in his official Twitter account @aniesbaswedan on Wednesday night.
The odd-even policy for the aforementioned roads resumes on Thursday evening from 4 until 9 p.m.
BJ Habibie died at the age of 83 at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta on Wednesday at 6.05 p.m.
Habibie had been in intensive care at the RSPAD since Monday after a deterioration in his health.
The prominent engineer, born on June 25, 1936, served as research and technology minister for 20 years in the administration of president Soeharto. Habibie assumed the presidency after the resignation of Soeharto in May 1998 and served in that role until fresh elections were held in 1999.