Traffic jams in Jakarta indicate normalcy in situation: Patria

Internal Affairs

Deputy Governor of Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria here on Tuesday pointed to congestion on some roads in the city, thereby indicating that the situation in Jakarta had returned to normal after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Patria, the congestion that occurred was inseparable from the relaxation of the level two of community activities restrictions imposed by the government after the number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Jakarta was brought under control.

The deputy governor remarked that all public places were fully operational, including offices, cafes, malls, and schools, as well as means of public transport.

Patria noted that the Jakarta Transportation Agency was observing and considering the restriction of odd and even plate number policy owing to the increasing rate of traffic jams.

The deputy governor remarked that 13 roads were still imposing that restriction policy.

The Transportation Office will announce the policy’s imposition at a later time, he stated at the Jakarta City Hall on March 31.

The policy was applicable on 13 roads in Jakarta, including Thamrin Street; Jenderal Sudirman Street; Sisingamangaraja Street; Panglima Polim Street; and Fatmawati Street starting from the Ketimun I Street Intersection to the TB Simatupang Street Intersection.

It also covers Tomang Raya Street, Jenderal S. Parman Street, starting from the intersection of Tomang Street to Gatot Subroto Street, Jalan Gatot Subroto.

The policy applied to MT Haryono Street; HR Rasuna Said Street; DI Panjaitan Street; Jenderal A. Yani Street, starting from Bekasi Timur Raya Street Intersection to Perintis Kemerdekaan Street and Gunung Sahari Street.

The policy takes effect on Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. local time and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time.

The policy does not apply on weekends and public holidays.

Source: Antara News