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Jakarta Began Its One-month Trial of The Odd-even Traffic System

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
03, July 2018

The Jakarta administration began its one-month trial of the odd-even traffic system until July 31, 2018 and will officially begin on August 1 to September 2, 2018.

The bold move is part of the effort to ease traffic congestion during the Asian Games, which Jakarta and Palembang in South Sumatra will host from August 18 to September 2, 2018. More streets affected and for a longer period, 15 hours a day every day. The apply from the morning until the evening in line with the athletes' mobility.

Not only quicker travel time, the expanded odd-even scheme will also result in the capital having cleaner air. The city’s pollution level, mostly caused by carbon emitted by motorized vehicles.

Nevertheless, the number of cars not affected to the expanded odd-even system, they are:
1. The President of Indonesia, Vice President of Indonesia, and state functionaries (RI plates along with their bodyguards) cars.
2. Official state cars
3. Athletes and official cars with Asian Games stickers.
4. Fire engine
5. Ambulance
6. Public transportations (yellow plate)
7. Tank truck
8. Motorbikes

The regulation has already come into effect on:
1. Jalan Merdeka Barat
2. Jalan MH Thamrin
3. Jalan Jenderal Sudirman
4. Jalan Sisingamangaraja
5. Jalan Gatot Subroto (from Jalan HR Rasuna Said intersection to Gerbang Pemuda).

The expansion will be applied to:
1. Jalan S Parman-Gatot Subroto-MT Haryono-DI Panjaitan-Ahmad Yani to Coca Cola intersection or Perintis Kemerdekaan Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta.
2. Jalan Arteri Pondok Indah or Jalan Simpang Kartini to Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.
3. Along Jalan HR Rasuna Said, South Jakarta
4. Jalan Benyamin Sueb, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta

Isny Dewi R.
Isny Dewi R.