June 15, 2020, 07.09 PM

“The results of the evaluation will then be used to consider when and where to control the volume of vehicles so as to avoid gridlocks,” said Syafrin. “They will also be used as guidelines for the public to be used during this transition period to the New Normal phase.”

“The Jakarta Provincial Administration is still emphasizing limits on outdoor activities so as to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection,” he said.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has decided to extend the second leg of PSBB from June 5 to the end of the month. Held ahead of the New Normal phase, its implementation is marked by the loosening of socioeconomic and sociocultural restrictions.

Also read: Jakarta Governor to Further Regulate Traditional Markets

While the odd-even system was last applied to traffic before the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been applied to Jakarta’s traditional markets to reduce the possibility of Covid-19 infections.

The Odd-Even policy is the Jakarta provincial administrations most recent bid to control traffic in the capital, which has long been one of the worst-of-its-kind in the world before the Covid-19 pandemic. The gridlocks caused trillions of rupiah in lost revenue annually.

(Writers: Ruly Kurniawan, Rindi Nuris Velarosdela / Editors: Azwar Ferdian, Egidius Patnistik)



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