Jakarta. The capital city’s government has announced plans to repair footbridges and bus shelters throughout Jakarta in an attempt to improve public transportation and provide safety and comfort for pedestrians.
Head of Jakarta’s Public Transportation Agency, Andri Yansah, said the project will face auction through Jakarta’s Service and Goods Procurement Agency (BLPP).
“The project will start soon as the auction has been completed,” Andri said on Tuesday, stopping of short of naming the value of the project.
A total of 61 footbriges and 1.000 bus shelters will be included within the project this year.
Andri said his agency has prepared new designs for the road project, particularly for the construction of bus shelter, and that the new shelters will be equipped with spaces for promotion and advertisements.
“This space can be rented for advertisement and or promotion by companies. Therefore, we can also increase Jakarta’s local revenue,” Andri said.
Jakarta’s deputy governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat supported the plan, saying that the footbridges and bus shelters could indeed be used for economic purposes.
“Of course we don’t want Jakarta’s public facilities left dirty and unkempt so that’s why we will develop it to become more aesthetic and valuable,” Djarot said on Tuesday.
The construction will be finished before Indonesia’s 70th Independence Day in August, according to Djarot.
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