Puncak: Ministry to support imposition of odd-even plate policy

The Transportation Ministry, through the Directorate General of Land Transportation, will support the National Police’s move to impose odd-even policies in Puncak, Bogor district, West Java on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.

“We support the enactment to handle traffic congestion at Puncak because there is often a spike in traffic flow due to the large number of people who travel for vacation during weekends and national holidays,” director general of land transportation, Budi Setiyadi, remarked here on Saturday.

The odd-even license plate policy will apply to all four- and two-wheeled vehicles that will use the road to Puncak, Setiyadi said.

“The Ministry of Transportation is ready to help the head of Police Traffic Corps to apply and socialize this policy to the public, including the issuance of regulations that comes from the ministry,” he explained.

“As per results of the previous meeting, this odd-even policy came into effect on Friday, September 3, 2021. I advise the public and officers to anticipate when traveling so that there is no congestion,” he said. Currently, the public activity restrictions (PPKM) still apply so vaccine requirements would be checked, he added.

According to a presentation delivered by Bogor police, the odd-even policy will not apply to a number of vehicles such as fire department trucks, ambulances, hearse, vehicles containing health workers, Indonesian Defense Forces/National Police service vehicles, public transport, online-based taxis/motors, logistics transportation, and vehicles for specific purposes/emergencies with the discretion of police officers.

“The Directorate General of Land Transportation will actively coordinate with the Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) Transportation Management Agency and Police Traffic Corps,” Setiyadi affirmed.

“We support this endeavor because, as we have witnessed, some actions are necessary to minimize community mobility with the output of decreasing COVID-19 transmission in Bogor district,” he added.

Source: Antara News