The Jakarta government is now preparing buses for the city`s residents to watch the sport events at venues of the upcoming 18th Asian Games, the city`s governor Anies Baswedan has said.
In addition, the Jakarta administration is currently preparing locations to wait for the buses, Baswedan stated here on Thursday.
"Thus, the city`s residents can park and ride. (After) parking, (they) do not need to use private vehicles to get to the venues," the governor disclosed.
According to him, the places to gather include two categories. The first is the location to be prepared at the outskirts of Jakarta to accommodate people (from outside the city), so they do not have to enter Jakarta.
The second category includes the location for the people living around the venues to gather, so that they do not have to get closer to venues (for citizens of Jakarta), he noted.
"The city`s transportation affairs office (Dishub) will soon announce such places to gather, so that the residents can park their vehicles and get on the buses to reach the venues," the governor explained.
The 18th Asian Games will be held from Aug 18 to Sept 2, 2018, in Jakarta and the South Sumatra provincial capital city of Palembang.
The Asian Games 2018, to be participated by 45 countries, will feature 462 events of 40 sports, of which 32 are Olympic sports and eight are non-Olympic sports.
The Olympic sports are Aquatics, Athletics, Fencing, Weightlifting, Basketball, Handball, Badminton, Baseball/Softball, Cycling, Equestrian, Golf, Wrestling, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Canoeing and Kayaking, Sailing, Shooting, Modern Pentathlon, Archery, Sport climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Gymnastics, Skateboarding, Football, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Boxing, Triathlon, and Volleyball.
The non-Olympic sports are Bowling; Bridge; Cricket; Kabaddi; Martial Arts, such as Jujitsu, Kurash, Pencak Silat, Sambo, and Wushu; Mechanical Sports, such as Paragliding and Jet skiing; Squash; and Sepak Takraw. (ANTARA)