January 18, 2021, 10.16 PM


JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – For now, this may sound relieving for the people of Jakarta when TomTom Traffic Index has removed the Indonesian capital from the 10 worst cities in the world for traffic jams.

The new traffic index in 2020 reported that among 416 cities from 57 countries, Jakarta’s congestion level stood at 36 percent, as compared to 53 percent in 2019. Jakarta now ranks 31st and no longer ranks 10th among the most traffic jams in the world.

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Here below are the 10 worst cities for traffic jams in the world:

1. Moscow, Russia – 54 percent.
2. Mumbai, India – 53 percent.
3. Bogota, Colombia – 53 percent.
4. Manila, the Philippines – 53 percent.
5. Istanbul, Turkey – 51 percent.
6. Bengaluru, India – 51 percent.
7. Kyiv, Ukraine – 47 percent.
8. New Delhi, India – 47 percent.
9. Novosibirsk, Russia – 45 percent.
10.Bangkok, Thailand – 44 percent.

Based on the TomTom Traffic Index, the Jakarta Provincial Administration, through its official Instagram account @disubdkijakarta, has expressed its appreciation to all the people in Jakarta.

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“According to the latest TomTom Traffic Index, Jakarta has been removed from the top 10 congested cities in the world. Now, Jakarta ranks 31st out of 416 cities, which means less congested,” wrote the account.

Bridge construction at Jagorawi toll road

Meanwhile, the Jasamarga Metropolitan Toll Road Maintenance (JMTM) along with Jasamarga Metropolitan Toll Road (JMT) is currently repairing the construction of the bridge in the Jagorawi Toll Road.

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