Trial of Odd Even System Starts Today

Dear Jakartans!

The Jakarta administration has started its one-month long trial of the ‘odd-even’ road closure today. This new regulation requires cars to take turns entering the city’s main roads on alternate days according to the number on their licensed plates. Cars with odd-numbered licensed plates are allowed on the roads on odd-numbered dates during the month, and cars with even-numbered plates on even-numbered dates. The restriction applies on Jalan Sudirman, Jalan Thamrin and Jalan Gatot Subroto from Mondays to Fridays, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. How did it affect your commute today? Do you think this system will work in the long run? Leave a comment here!

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) says higher intensity rain is expected to hit Jakarta and surrounding cities in August, creating the threat of serious flooding in the capital. Downpours in Jakarta next month could measure between 200 and 300 millimeters a day, compared to between 100 and 150 millimeters in June. He said flooding and landslides could occur in certain areas of the city, particularly in South Jakarta, West Jakarta and South Tangerang, as said by BMKG spokesman Harry Tirto to The Jakarta Post, Monday.

Last week, Selene Gomez shook Jakarta with her chart-topping hits,attracting thousands of her fans to flock ICE BSD, Tangerang.  In case you missed it, check out our gallery to see Ms. Gomez live in concert.

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  1. Dr. Ir. Hendrik F. Wieland m.arch m.a.a

    This will increase of more cars and manipulations for more even vs odd numbers. The government must provide a better and larger network for commuters such as the coming MRT in Jakarta.

    I have designed a plan for MRT Jakarta and Bandung, in order to reduce the polution and private cars.
    But the plan of the new MRT in Jakarta is not efficient and are delaied with a old 10 years plan structure.

  2. Frida

    The new rule of odd and even number plates is ridiculous! It doesn’t help! Still jammed! And the time I need to travel from office to home is the same before and after the new rule applied. Oh and why motorbikes are always ‘immuned’ from any rules? The bikes are one of the biggest issue here, and the buses that stop anywhere on the road taking and dropping passengers as they wish! Crazy!

  3. Selvy


  4. Jaime Nava

    I don’t think it is a good idea, nobody has two cars to use every other day, yet everyone has to work every day. In my country Bolivia, they use the following system: plates ending in 1-2 (Senin), 3-4 (Selasa), 5-6 (Rabu), etc, etc. Then it is only one day you can not use your car and have to take public transportation.

  5. Ang Moh

    Total insanity, as per usual, these people are crazy!

  6. Lily Karuwin

    It makes other alternative roads in chaos.

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