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Jakarta Post

Jakarta develops drop-off areas for online motorcycle taxis at four railway stations

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 2, 2020   /  03:42 pm
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App-based motorycle taxi (ojek) drivers drop off customers in front of Tanah Abang railway station in Central Jakarta on Thursday.(JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)

The Jakarta administration, in partnership with state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), is developing pick-up and drop-off spaces for app-based ojek (motorcycle taxis) at four railway stations in Central Jakarta as part of its efforts to ease traffic congestion. The project, expected to be completed by the end of March, is being developed at Tanah Abang Station, Sudirman Station, Senen Station and Juanda Station -- four busy Commuter Line stations whose land is owned by KAI. "We will redirect [online motorcycle taxis] inside the railway stations so that there is no traffic congestion outside," KAI executive vice president of Jakarta operational region Dadan Rudiansyah told The Jakarta Post by phone on Thursday. "We want to facilitate railway passengers in moving to other modes of transportation. People living in Jakarta and its surrounding citi...