Jakarta (ANTARA) - Deputy Governor of Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria announced the decision to evaluate the performance of the province's bus rapid transit TransJakarta following four accidents in a matter of just two days that caused two casualties.

"We will continue the evaluation. The KNKT (National Transportation Safety Committee) has also conducted the evaluation, and they have issued several recommendations," Patria stated at the Jakarta City Hall on Monday.

To follow up with the agency's recommendation, the deputy governor confirmed that the provincial government-owned mass transportation company had planned to establish a training facility for TransJakarta bus drivers.

The TransJakarta management has confirmed that development of the training facility was ongoing, he added.

"The TransJakarta president director has informed me that a training facility would be established for TransJakarta bus drivers. We see that now pilots, ship captains, and train drivers have their own training centres," Patria remarked.

Earlier, TransJakarta buses were involved in four separate accidents that occurred on Sunday (Mar 13) until Monday.

On Sunday morning, at 6:10 am local time (UTC +7), a motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a TransJakarta bus in MH Thamrin Road, Central Jakarta.

On the same day, a TransJakarta bus collided with a road separator in Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta. The bus fuel then leaked onto the road, as the fuel tank got punctured on account of the collision.

Another accident occurred later in the day when a TransJakarta bus was involved in a collision with a sedan car in Simprug, South Jakarta.

No casualties were recorded during the two accidents in South Jakarta.

Another TransJakarta accident was recorded on Monday when a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a TransJakarta bus in Pancoran, South Jakarta. The accident was the fourth to have occurred in only two days.

According to South Jakarta Police's Traffic Accident Unit Head Adjunct Commissioner Sigit, the pedestrian was killed on the spot.

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Translator: Dewa Ketut SW, Nabil Ihsan
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