Jakarta fact of the day

…9.9 million cars, motorcycles, trucks and other vehicles take to the capital’s streets each workday, according to the Jakarta Transportation Agency, nearly two million of them from neighboring municipalities in the provinces of West Java and Banten.

The city has no mass transit system.  There is more here, and for the pointer I thank Claire Morgan.

Last week, however, was that of the yearly mass abandonment of the city:

Around 9.7 million people from Jakarta “abandoned” the capital and left for their hometowns during the annual Idul Fitri exodus, an increase of 8.6 percent from last year, resulting in empty roads in almost all parts of the city.

That story you will find here.


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