Indonesian president inaugurates Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll road
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll road on Thursday, saying that it would be free to use through the Christmas and New Year holiday season.
“Alhamdulillah (Thank God), the Jakarta-Cikampek elevated toll road is complete, and I have asked the owner (toll road operator) to make it free until New Year,” he stated when inaugurating the new toll road at KM 38, which is part of the Bekasi District area.
The 39-kilometre long toll road is expected to reduce traffic congestion substantially, President Jokowi stated. He added that congestion, observed daily over the past four years, could be reduced up to 30 percent.