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Jakarta Post

Officials suggest bylaw, new authority to accelerate TOD projects

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 13, 2019   /  09:32 am
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A mock-up of the transit-oriented development (TOD) at the Commuter Line's Tanjung Barat Station in South Jakarta includes an apartment complex.( Prabowo)

The slow progress on transit oriented development (TOD) projects in the capital is believed to be caused by the absence of regulations that would provide solid ground for all stakeholders to proceed with their tasks. The Jakarta administration actually issued a new decree in May, Gubernatorial Decree No. 67/2019 on the implementation of TOD, to supplement two existing decrees, No. 44/2017 on TOD and No. 140/2017 on the appointment of MRT Jakarta as TOD operator. Jakarta urban planning and environment bureau head Afan Adriansyah said that the decree issued in May provided a clearer, step-by-step procedure for TOD projects. A TOD is a high-density, mixed-use area located within walking distance of public transportation hubs. TOD projects require the heavy involvement of mass transit operators like...