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Jakarta Post

Return of odd-even policy increases ridership

  • News Desk


Jakarta   /   Sat, August 8 2020   /  01:00 am
Invisible threat: Wearing a hazmat suit, a member of the TransJakarta supporters community holds up a placard with the latest COVID-19 case figures in Jakarta to remind passengers of complying with health protocol at the Harmoni BRT Station in Central Jakarta, on Friday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Jakarta has seen an increase in the number of public transportation passengers since authorities imposed a trial run for the odd-even license plate policy on Monday, the Jakarta Police have said. Jakarta Police traffic director Sr. Comr. Sambodo Purnomo Yogo said ridership of the city’s Transjakarta buses had increased 6 percent since Monday. "The number of Transjakarta passengers had increased since the trial run for the odd-even policy, from 313,000 passengers a day to 360,000 passengers per day – a 6 percent increase," Sambodo told on Friday. Sambodo claimed that as Transjakarta fleets could still accommodate an increase of passengers, there was no risk of crowding at bus stops. The odd-even policy restricts travel on certain roads, allowing entry for cars with odd-numbered license plates only on odd-numbered dates, while cars with even...