For several months now, residents of South Jakarta have been forced to endure road closures and detours because of the Antasari flyover project that aims to connect the Cilandak and Blok M areas.
Now that the project is nearing completion, people are eagerly anticipating an end to all the suffering, and looking forward to the promised payoff of less-congested roads and quicker commutes. That, of course, is the story that the Jakarta government is selling.
Unfortunately, all the hardship has been for nothing. Well, not nothing, but the actual benefits will be so miniscule that that’s what they’ll seem like.