You are here

Jakarta jams worsen with shelving of car occupancy rule

A peak-hour ban from major roads of private vehicles with fewer than 3 passengers is temporarily suspended

The traffic gridlock gets especially hellish during the morning and evening rush hours in Jakarta, at the centre of a metropolitan area of 28 million people and whose population of 10 million swells by some 3 million every workday.


EVEN on the best of days, it looks like an invasion, although a very slow one: Troops of motorbikes, like a disorganised cavalry, try to slice through enormous, honking lines of buses, trucks, private cars and taxis that are locked in a crawling war of attrition on sclerotic

Market voices on:

Powered by GET.comGetCom