Jakarta (ANTARA) - PT Transportation Jakarta (TransJakarta) will operate its buses round the clock starting on December 31 to facilitate mobility for Jakartans keen on celebrating the New Year's Eve.

"We aim to always provide public transportation for our community, especially TransJakarta, as the preferred mode of transportation to ease mobility during New Year's Eve," the company's head of public relations and CSR department, Wibowo, stated on Friday.

To facilitate people's mobility during New Year's Eve at the Car Free Night (CFN) organized by the DKI Jakarta provincial government, TransJakarta will extend operating hours on four other non-BRT or non-corridor routes.

The four routes are Pantai Maju-Balaikota (1A), Harmoni-Ancol (5H), TMII-Tegal Parang (7D), and Ciputat-CSW (S21). During the CFN on New Year's Eve, the four routes will operate until 2:00 local time, from the previous 22:00 local time, Wibowo remarked.

"The four routes intersect with busy points. The public celebrating New Year's Eve at those locations do not need to worry because we will provide safe and comfortable accommodation for them," he stated.

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Furthermore, the company is adding 30 buses to welcome the new year for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network, namely Blok M-Kota (Corridor 1), Pulogadung-Monas (Corridor 2), Kalideres-Monas (Corridor 3), Kampung Melayu-Ancol (Corridor 5), Ragunan-Dukuh Atas 2 (Corridor 6), Kampung Rambutan-Kampung Melayu (Corridor 7), Lebak Bulus-Pasar Baru (Corridor 8), and Pinang Ranti-Pluit (Corridor 9).

Wibowo remarked that his side also adjusted several TransJakarta services during the CFN starting from 19:00 to 1:00 local time. This will be notified to passengers through various information channels.

The DKI Jakarta provincial government on New Year's Eve will hold "Jakarta Global Youth Night" with a series of events ranging from carnivals (Jakarnaval), music performances, video screenings, and drone performances.

The "Jakarta Global Youth Night" will be divided into six segments, namely Gemilang Silang Monas, carnival, the main stage at the HI Roundabout, "Kirana Jakarta", the stage at MH Thamrin Street, and the stage at Jenderal Sudirman Street.

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