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Return of odd-even policy increases ridership

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

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 tribunnews.com 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...