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Major flood paralyzes Jakarta, forces thousands to evacuate

  • Sausan Atika and Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, February 25, 2020   /  08:52 pm
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Residents wade through floodwater on Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya in Jakarta on Tuesday morning.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Heavy rains that battered Jakarta two days in a row caused citywide flooding on Tuesday, throwing the capital city into disarray and inhibiting transportation. Several commuter line trains, Transjakarta buses and Jak Lingko (public minivan) routes serving Greater Jakarta had already been disrupted for two consecutive days. Tuesday's flooding made the disruptions worse. Commuter Line trains serving the Bekasi to Kota, Bogor to Kota and Bogor/Depok to Angke/Jatinegara routes had to stop at Manggarai Station, while trains serving the Bekasi to Kota route stopped at Pasar Senen Station. The electricity supply to 20 Transjakarta bus stops was cut on Tuesday morning, disabling electric ticket readers. Twenty-two Transjakarta bus routes and 14 Jak Lingko routes were suspended, while 12 other routes were diverted on Tuesday morning. The majority of Transjakarta bus routes had resume...