The Jakarta provincial government pledged to start using electric buses for public transportation in 2018, but that has not happened. The idea got revived after the Governor repeatedly reiterated his intention in the past month. Three electric buses have been tested on Jakarta’s main roads since April 29, 2019. On May 5, 2019, the buses were exhibited to the public. Later, there will be ten buses operating in the trial period for the next 6 to 12 months. PT Transportasi Jakarta (Transjakarta) will not be purchasing the buses. Instead, they will use a rental system per kilometer from the operators of the electric buses. So we’re reminded of a corruption case related to the procurement of buses for Transjakarta involving the former head of the Jakarta transportation department one Udar Pristono. Not long ago, the Supreme Court rejected the cassation petition submitted by the suppliers of the buses (who was considered guilty of conspiration by the KPPU).
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