Sat, 01 Oct 1994

Three-in-one in Denpasar

DENPASAR, Bali: In a bid to ease the notorious traffic congestion, the city government plans to close several thoroughfares to cars carrying less than three passengers.

The city authorities are now finalizing the "three-in-one" scheme, first applied on Jakarta's main roads, Denpasar mayor I Made Suwendha told Antara.

The new scheme will be introduced for Jl. Diponegoro, Imam Bonjol and Gajah Mada, well-known for traffic gridlock during rush hours.

Suwendha said the government plans to build more roads in line with the increasing number of vehicles on the streets of the famed holiday island.(pan)