Baswedan pushes disabled-friendly public transportation

Baswedan pushes disabled-friendly public transportation

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan speaks at the 2021 Inklusifest webinar on 'Public Transportation Connectivity that Humanizes People with Disabilities' in Jakarta on Friday (December 3, 2021). (ANTARA/Mentari Dwi Gayati)

We will strive to make public transportation in Jakarta connect all of its residents from and to anywhere, so equal access for them is ensured to be available and all are surely served, particularly our friends with disabilities
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has expressed his intent to not only make public transportation available in all parts of the capital city but also make it accessible to people from all spheres, especially those with disabilities.

Baswedan shared his intention during the 2021 Inklusifest webinar on 'Public Transportation Connectivity that Humanizes People with Disabilities', held to commemorate the International Day of Disabled Persons on Friday.

“We will strive to make public transportation in Jakarta connect all of its residents from and to anywhere, so equal access for them is ensured to be available and all are surely served, particularly our friends with disabilities,” he said.

Jakarta will strive to make its residents loyal users of mass transportation, the former education and culture minister stressed.

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One indicator that public transportation is on track is when it meets public needs well, especially those of people living with disabilities, according to the governor.

“Hence, we have thought that we need to involve you all in Jakarta’s development planning,” he remarked.

As reported earlier, the Jakarta provincial administration and PT MRT Jakarta have launched a digital facility named Digital Intelligent Assistant (Dina) at Bundaran HI station for people with disabilities.

Through Dina, passengers with disabilities can interact with officials, such as via video calls.

For instance, Dina allows the operator in charge of the operation center at Bundaran HI station to directly communicate with people with disabilities. 

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