The transportation problem of Jakarta is traffic jump which
has long been a nightmare for the resident and people
who has important assignment to the capital city. The
worriedness of the great problem has born a theory hat
in 2014 Jakarta's traffic will collapse, due to the
growth of car is faster and that the capacity of the
road. It is like frightening myth but logically sure
it could happened. Under Mr. Sutiyoso, known as Bang
Yos, a revolutionary idea has been done to free the
people from the myth. With his talented staff Mr. Rustam
Effendi the governor Sutiyoso developed" Macro
Transportation Scheme ( JMaTS )" This program integrates
all public transportation's which have been existing
long time as government companies such as Busway, light
rail Transit ( LRT ), Mass Rapid Transit ( MRT ), River
- Lake - Strait Crossing ( ASDP ) with JMaTS which uses
3 basis of transportation : land, rail, water and traffic
restraint. This integrated program is expected to complete
by 2007 or latest by 2010. First step toward the realization
of this great idea is the Trans Jakarta Busway which
was started in 15 January 2004. The program of JMaTS
has a great mission of educating people to be discipline
in traffic and using public services which is actually
the foundation of a nation to reach the advancement
in all aspects of life.
At the beginning the idea of integrated transport system of Jakarta was critisized of being corrupt project or unrealistic idea and others. Despite the fact hat so many critics to the project the governor of Jakarta with his clear vision on the future of traffic of Jakarta he made his resolution that the problem of traffic can only be overcome if it is started from now physically and educationally. So many cities in Indonesia have entered the problem like Jakarta, but no leader that has the quality like Bang Yos, who really care about the future of his country. It was said that Bang Yos also did a study to Bogota, the capital city of Columbia at South America concerning the busway, a third world also facing the same problem of city traffic.
The management of Busway is given to Badan Pengelola Trans Jakarta under the head of Irzal Djamal. According to Rustam Effendi, the number of car in Jakarta is 5,4 million units with growth rate of 11% per year. In 2003 every day 138 new car / motor registrations were issued. If it is configured that on the road every car running on every road need space 50 cms between them, so it will need 6 meters per unit, which logically everyday need additional extension of road up to 828 meters. In the year of 2004 the addition of car/motor jumped up to 269 unit per day which necessitates 1.614 meters additional road. This is not yet included the projection of cars that enters Jakarta from Bogor, Tanggerang, Bekasi and others which reached 600.000 units or 1.3 million passengers on 2003. This group also experienced growth rate quiet high which reached 700.000 units in 2004. The problem of traffic in Jakarta disclosed to be too complicated when a research indicated that the ratio of private owned car to public car is 98 : 2 per cent, with the number of passengers being transported by 98% compared to 2% have the same number. It is hoped that governor Sutiyoso can be an example of how future leaders of Indonesia handle this country's problem of development which is far legged behind by advanced countries.
Hotels are rich within Jakarta from cheap to luxury five star hotels are available in almost all parts of the city including hotels which are located close to the international airport of Cengkareng. For travellers who has not good flight connection can use some hotels available near airport.
National monument is the symbol of the independence standing proudly in the center of the city. See the city from the top See more
Sunda Kelapa is ancient port which is still well preserved with now special port for phinisi tradisional ships. This reminds us about the sea trade in the course of early Christian Era See more
Old Batavia town is the oldest area of the city founded in the year of 1700 by Dutch VOC preserving the European middle and modern age architectures See more
Shopping Paradise ! Jakarta city is well known for its' shopping travel. Giant shopping centers such as Mangga Dua and Tanah Abang are among the most famous places, besides cheap prices, also variation of goods and services available both retails and groceries are among the most complete.
See general map of Jakarta city with complete information on the places of interest indicated on the map within government administrative border.
Hotel Reservation in all areas of Jakara city starting from budget hotels Central Jakarta - South Jakarta - North Jakarta - West Jakarta - Jakarta Airport. Within the administration of greater Jakarta city are known many areas with its' specific character of location, type of business, certain trend of development, history, and level of advancement. One can find what is the area and hotel factility on those areas such as Ancol, China Town, Mangga Dua, Kemang and others. Short description of these areas with travel facilities can be seen here
Exploring historic part or modern life style of Jakarta city, one can now choose some type of packages which are the most efficient way or relaxing manner if time more permitting. Starting from only hiring a vehicle with driver up to fully organized all inclusive tour packages.
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