Jakartans are no strangers to the odd-even policy which has been implemented since May 2016 to replace the 3-in-1 policy. In preparation for hosting the 18th Asian Games, the Indonesian government has intensified the policy as a necessary means to anticipate and accommodate the increased traffic flow in Jakarta. By now most of you should already be aware of the alteration made to the rule but for those who aren't, the vehicle restriction odd-even policy area has expanded to include places such as Arteri Pondok indah, Jl. Rasuna Said, and more. To top it all off, it will be in place for 15 hours a day (including weekends), starting from 06:00 - 21:00 with the intention to ease mobility for travelling athletes and officials. Refer to the map below for more information.
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