According to a second-hand car seller named David, he has not seen any significant increase so far. He can only sell around 15 second-hand cars every month.
"We have seen no increase so far. We can only sell around 15 cars,” David told Medcom.id here on Thursday.
Nevertheless, he admitted that potential buyers often ask whether the license plates of his for-sale cars are odd-numbered or even-numbered. He said that his company cannot help change the number of the license plates.
“It is not worth it. The process is very tiring." David revealed.
If the buyer wants to change the license plate number, they should find someone that can do it for them," he added.
Another second-hand car seller named Ari also said the same thing. According to him, the policy does no significantly affect his business. Before Eid al-Adha holiday, he even can only sell 2 second-hand cars every month.
“After that, sales increased to 10 cars. We don’t know the cause of the sale increase.” Ari explained.
The Jakarta provincial administration has decided to expand its odd-even license plate traffic policy. It will be fully effective on September 9.
The new odd-even routes are Jalan Pintu Besar Selatan, Jalan Gajah Mada, Jalan Hayam Wuruk, Jalan Majapahit, Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jalan Panglima Polim, Jalan Fatmawati (from intersection of Jalan Ketimun 1 - intersection of Jalan TB Simatupang), Jalan Suryopranoto, Jalan Balikpapan, Jalan Kyai Caringin, Jalan Tomang Raya, Jalan Pramuka, Jalan Salemba Raya, Jalan Kramat Raya, Jalan Senen Raya and Jalan Gunung Sahari. The policy will be enforced from 6-10 AM and 4-9 PM, except national holidays.
According to reports, the socialization phase will be held from August 7 until September 8. Meanwhile, the trial phase will be held from August 12 until September 6. (Translator: Muhammad Gestinev)