JAKARTA CITY TO CONVERT REGIONAL MICROBUSES

16 Jul 2013 07:54

JAKARTA, July 16 (Bernama) -- The Jakarta Provincial Government plans to convert the microbuses (mikrolet) to minibuses that will serve the regional and residential areas, Indonesia's Antara reported.

"We plan to convert the microbuses with medium-size buses, which will only be operating in certain areas," Jakarta's Vice Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama said here on Tuesday.

Basuki said that three units of microbuses would be converted to one mini bus. However, before making the change, preparation and coordination with the state-run Djakarta Transportation Bus Company (PPD) will be carried out.

Basuki said the state-run Djakarta Transportation Bus Company will provide low cost of maintenance services to bus owners as well as training of the drivers.

-- BERNAMA

RT