Jakarta eager to curb traffic congestion

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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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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.

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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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