To welcome the 2018 Asian Games which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra from August to September, Jakarta Provincial Government has prepared several strategies to overcome traffic congestion issue. One of these strategies is preparing additional Transjakarta buses in several areas that become the entrance gate to Jakarta. It was stated by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to reporters in Jakarta recently. He also expected people can utilize Transjakarta buses and not use their private vehicles to attend the 2018 Asian Games.
“Transjakarta will prepare special additional vehicles to serve the 2018 Asian Games from various points around Jakarta. So, people will not enter Jakarta by their private vehicle but by Transjakarta buses,” Anies said.
In addition to providing buses for visitors, according to Governor Anies Baswedan, the Jakarta Provincial Government will also provide buses to accommodate athletes or contingents of the 2018 Asian Games. The buses will serve them who stay at the Athletes Guesthouse at Kemayoran to the 2018Asian Games,at Senayan area. Currently, Jakarta Provincial Government is trying to make travel time from the Athletes Guesthouse to the Asian games 2018 venue in 30 minutes. (VOI/REZHA/NITA)