Bandung, CNN Indonesia –
The Daily Chair of the Bandung City Covid-19 Handling Task Force Ema Sumarna suspects the implementation of the system even odd in the Flower City lowers the level of mobility.
“I have asked the Dishub for indicators. In the same hour, how much is the volume of vehicles? Then compared to now it is odd-even. By naked eye, there is a decrease, but it must still be measured,” he said, in Bandung, Saturday (14/8).
He also assessed that the current volume of vehicles in the city of Bandung is not as crowded as it was before the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Maybe they (the public) already know because the odd-even information is massive. Second, the public has realized that it’s just a walk, now it’s not an option unless there are urgent activities,” he said.
Even so, Ema is still waiting for official data from the Department of Transportation so that she can evaluate it in detail.
It is known that odd-even in Bandung applies to two roads. First, on Jalan Asia Afrika starting from the intersection of Jalan Tamblong to the intersection of Jalan Otto Iskandar Dinata. Second on Jalan Ir. H. Djuanda starting from the Cikapayang intersection to the Jalan Dipati Ukur intersection.
Odd-even settings only apply at certain hours. That is in the morning at 08.00-10.00 WIB and in the afternoon at 16.00-18.00 WIB.
Ema said the odd-even arrangement on a number of roads was part of an effort to control mobility. Because, although Covid-19 cases are declining, the handling does not necessarily slacken.
Although the alert level of Bandung City is now an orange zone, Ema emphasized that Bandung City is still in the policy of implementing level 4 community activity restrictions (PPKM).
So that this mobility regulation is an effort not to be complacent in carrying out mobility.
“The police are in synergy with the Bandung City Government to take a policy to conduct odd-even trials on roads where the vehicle intensity is quite high,” said Ema.
Even so, Ema asked for the implementation of the odd-even policy to remain flexible. Exceptions are not only for government officials on duty, but also for the general public who are interested.
“It must be humane and there is flexibility. For example, there are exceptions to public transportation, online transportation, freight transportation, it’s free. Then residents, as long as they show their identity. Or hotel visitors as long as there is information, there is no problem,” he said.
(hyg / arh)