Widespread Flooding Disrupt Commuter Line Services

Continuous rain fell in Greater Jakarta has caused flooding in several areas in Greater Jakarta. As a result, more than ten thousand people have to live in refugee camps after his house flooded.

National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) reported that there are 10.530 people who had to evacuate and placed in 97 refugee camps. A total of 25,332 people (6,952 families) affected by the floods said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, Director of Center of Data Information and Public Relations BNPB, in the press conference on Sunday, 19 January 2014.

The journey of commuter line also hampered due to flooding. PT KCJ, operator of Commuter Line, through their twitter account, @CommmuterLine, continue to provide information if some stations affected by the floods. For Several times, some stations like Tanah Abang, Kampung Bandan, and Jakarta Kota are affected by the floods. As a result of the flooding, PT KAI – a state owned railways company – forced to close the stations that affected by flooding.



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