PREMIUMTraffic jam: Jakarta roads remain one of world’s most congested

first_imgGhiffari, 21, an engineer at an online accommodation company, has to take a 20-minute trip by motorbike from his home in Palmerah, West Jakarta, to his office in Gambir, Central Jakarta. Oftentimes, it takes him 15 to 20 minutes longer because of heavy traffic.“The traffic is very irritating,” he told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. “My work sometimes requires me to move from one place to another.”Ghiffari’s longer travel time is an example of Jakarta’s decades-long traffic issue, with the city failing to show any improvements in its congestion rate since 2018, according to a report.The TomTom Traffic Index, an annual report published by Dutch location technology company TomTom, shows in its 2019 report that Jakarta’s traffic congestion rate stagnated at 53 percent between 2018 and 2019. The city’s congestion rate had improved by 8 perce… Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Log in with your social account Google Topics : Linkedin TrafficCongestion TrafficJam traffic travel Greater-Jakarta bappenas Transportation East-Kalimantan capital-city-relocationlast_img read more