Indonesia Plans Random Emission Tests on Motorists as Poor Air Chokes Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, will enforce emission tests for drivers due to severe air pollution. The city consistently ranks among the world’s most polluted, prompting measures such as random vehicle checks and fines for non-compliance. President Widodo attributes the problem to traffic, dry weather, and coal-based industries. Remote work for civil servants is considered, and emission tests may be required for vehicle registration. Additional measures include fuel requirements and encouraging carpooling. This follows a civil case in 2021 that led to national air quality standards and pollution control strategies.



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