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Update: Transportation services disrupted by flooding on Tuesday

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 25, 2020   /   02:14 pm
Update: Transportation services disrupted by flooding on Tuesday Commuters wait to board a train at Bojong Gede Station, Cibinong, West Jakarta, on Tuesday. Floods that inundated a number of stations in Jakarta resulted in disruptions to the commuter rail network.. (Antara/Muhammad Adimaja )

The mild to severe flooding across Greater Jakarta on Tuesday paralyzed traffic along several major streets and disrupted a number of public transportation services.

Below is a list of the affected transportation modes:

Commuter trains

PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) spokesperson Anne Purba said that several commuter train services in Greater Jakarta were disrupted. Commuter line trains operating from Tanah Abang to Serpong, Maja, and Rangkasbitung stations in Tangerang have resumed normal services. Trains serving Bekasi-Kota, Bogor-Kota, and Bogor/Depok -Angke/Jatinegara are stopping at Manggarai Station due to flooding. Trains serving Bekasi-Kota are stopping at Pasar Senen Station.

Transjakarta

Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said operations on 22 Transjakarta bus routes and 14 Jak Lingko angkot (public minivan) routes had been suspended while 12 other routes had been diverted. Power has been cut to 20 Transjakarta bus stops.

“At bus stops that have no power, tear-off tickets are being sold manually,” Syafrin said. 

Soekarno-Hatta airport train

The Soekarno-Hatta airport train restarted operations at around noon on Tuesday after previously suspending its services.

Toll roads

State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga said 12 highway sections were affected by flooding, including parts of the Jagorawi toll road, the Jakarta-Tangerang toll road and the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road.

Jasa Marga said the Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR) was the worst hit, with a section of the road near Rorotan, North Jakarta, closed because it was inundated by 45 to 50 cm of water.

“Jasa Marga staff on the Jakarta-Cikampek route are setting up signs to warn drivers to slow down before the flooded area,” Jasa Marga spokesperson Dwimawan Heru said in a press release.

Odd-even policy

The floods have prompted the Jakarta Traffic Police to suspend the odd-even license plate policy.

“On the orders of the Jakarta Police traffic director, the odd-even license plate policy will not be enforced today, because the situation makes it impossible,” the Jakarta Traffic Police posted on their Twitter account @TMCPOLDaMetro. (kmt)