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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

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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.

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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

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