Jakarta eager to curb traffic congestion

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo wants to reduce traffic jams in the 10-million metropolis

Officials in Jakarta have proposed a four-step plan to reduce the city’s infamous gridlock by 40 per cent in two years.

“We have agreed to resort to the implementation of an electronic road pricing system, firm enforcement of regulations on both traffic and spatial planning as well as vehicle limitation to achieve the targeted 40 per cent reduction,” Deputy Director Adj. Sr. Comr. Wahyono of the city traffic police was quoted as saying in the Jakarta Post.

The action plan comes in sync with the newly installed governor of the administration, Joko Widodo, who has promised to make “breakthroughs” with the city’s woeful traffic situation.

Estimates project that Jakarta will suffer from total gridlock by 2014 due to an increase of 11.26 per cent of vehicles on the road per year. This continued clog is being further compounded by the city’s easily overlooked 0.01 per cent increase in roads annually.

According to traffic police data, 20.7 million commuters come in and out of Jakarta on a daily basis, with 58.6 per cent of them using their own vehicle.

In the city of around 10 million, it is estimated that an additional 2 million residents move into the city for the Monday to Friday work week, stressing the city’s rush hour traffic even further.

The electronic road pricing system trip charge will be between $0.67 and $2.18, administrative officials have suggested.

 

 

 

 



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[caption id="attachment_5256" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jakarta governor Joko Widodo wants to reduce traffic jams in the 10-million metropolis[/caption] Officials in Jakarta have proposed a four-step plan to reduce the city’s infamous gridlock by 40 per cent in two years. “We have agreed to resort to the implementation of an electronic road pricing system, firm enforcement of regulations on both traffic and spatial planning as well as vehicle limitation to achieve the targeted 40 per cent reduction,” Deputy Director Adj. Sr. Comr. Wahyono of the city traffic police was quoted as saying in the Jakarta Post. The action plan comes in sync...

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo wants to reduce traffic jams in the 10-million metropolis

Officials in Jakarta have proposed a four-step plan to reduce the city’s infamous gridlock by 40 per cent in two years.

“We have agreed to resort to the implementation of an electronic road pricing system, firm enforcement of regulations on both traffic and spatial planning as well as vehicle limitation to achieve the targeted 40 per cent reduction,” Deputy Director Adj. Sr. Comr. Wahyono of the city traffic police was quoted as saying in the Jakarta Post.

The action plan comes in sync with the newly installed governor of the administration, Joko Widodo, who has promised to make “breakthroughs” with the city’s woeful traffic situation.

Estimates project that Jakarta will suffer from total gridlock by 2014 due to an increase of 11.26 per cent of vehicles on the road per year. This continued clog is being further compounded by the city’s easily overlooked 0.01 per cent increase in roads annually.

According to traffic police data, 20.7 million commuters come in and out of Jakarta on a daily basis, with 58.6 per cent of them using their own vehicle.

In the city of around 10 million, it is estimated that an additional 2 million residents move into the city for the Monday to Friday work week, stressing the city’s rush hour traffic even further.

The electronic road pricing system trip charge will be between $0.67 and $2.18, administrative officials have suggested.

 

 

 

 



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2 COMMENTS

  1. So predictable. Indonesian police & politicians doing what they do best: creating another way to scam the masses while caring less about building roads & sky trains. Forever 3rd world mentality.

  2. Public transport is also very important component to improve congested roads. Giving a comfortable and time saving services would drop the self driven cars and free lot more space. The example from road congestion cleanup that delhi saw after the services of metro railway had started. BMW parked in metro parking is a sight I call social status meltdown.

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