Large Vehicle Traffic in Cilincing Exacerbates Air Pollution – The air in the Cilincing area, North Jakarta, is increasingly polluted. Residents’ activities are increasingly disrupted due to exhaust fumes and dust from large vehicles passing in the area.

Head of DKI Jakarta Environment Agency (DLH) Asep Kuswanto is aware of this situation. To prevent the air from becoming more polluted, Asep Kuswanto asked the company to prepare cargo transport vehicles equipped with covers, so that waste or dust from these large vehicles does not spread on the streets.

“Companies that carry sand, soil, garbage must use a tarpaulin to cover it. So hopefully it doesn’t pollute. Dust and sand don’t spill everywhere,” Asep Kuswanto told reporters, Tuesday (1/3/2019). ).

According to Asep, every company must have Environmental Management Efforts and Environmental Monitoring Efforts (UKL-UPL) and Environmental Impact Analysis (AMDAL) in each of its operations. “Well, in UKL-UPL there are provisions for environmental management,” he explained.

Air pollution in Cilincing is also triggered by the condition of the vehicles as well. Asep encouraged the ranks of the DKI Provincial Government to conduct socialization so that vehicles carry out emission tests. Moreover, emission tests have been regulated in Governor Regulation (Pergub) Number 66 of 2020 concerning Motor Vehicle Exhaust Emission Tests.

“Although not comprehensive. But slowly in a big way. We hope that the emission test can be a condition for extending vehicle tax as long as parking is paid at the highest parking rate,” he said.

For this reason, he said that his party would cooperate with the Department of Transportation (Dishub) and Polda Metro Jaya to carry out emission tests more intensively.

“This will also be a note in the future how we will cooperate with the Transportation Agency and the Regional Police to take action on vehicles that do not pass emission and environmental management tests,” he said.

Previously, female motorbike riders, consisting of online motorcycle taxi drivers (ojol) to factory workers in the Nusantara Bonded Zone (KBN), complained about exhaust fumes from large vehicles from large trucks and containers to dust in the form of sand strewn on the streets.

This causes motorists to experience eye irritation, itching, and to experience nearsightedness or minus eyes.