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Transjakarta to play ‘Indonesia Raya’ on buses and bus stops to celebrate Independence Day

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 16, 2020   /   02:33 pm
Transjakarta to play ‘Indonesia Raya’ on buses and bus stops to celebrate Independence Day Passengers wear face masks onboard a Transjakarta bus as it passes through Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on April 6. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

City-owned bus operator Transjakarta announced that it will play the national anthem "Indonesia Raya" inside of buses and at bus stops from 10:17 to 10.20 a.m. on Monday. 

“Passengers using the bus service around that time will be able to participate in commemorating Indonesia's independence proclamation,” Transjakarta spokesperson Nadia Diposanjoyo said in a written statement on Sunday.

All Transjakarta staff members stationed at bus stops will be wearing the national flag bearer uniform while the bus crew providing services in the first corridor serving Blok M in South Jakarta to Kota in West Jakarta will be wearing national heroes’ costumes.

She added that the company would conduct both an offline flag ceremony with a limited number of participates at its headquarters and an online ceremony for staff on duty.

“The operational hours during Independence Day [Monday] will be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m,” Nadia said.

Many of this year’s Independence Day festivities have been canceled or scaled down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Previously, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said the government would encourage public participation in singing the national anthem “Indonesia Raya” by activating sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday.