Jakarta New Double Decker Tour Buses

Publicly listed PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya, owner of minimarket chain Alfamart and grocery store Alfamidi, recently announced that they have donated one Mercedes-Benz double-decker bus to the city administration. According to Solihin who is the Corporate Affairs Director Alfamart explained that, “The bus which was donated to the DKI Jakarta governance took a long process because we must imported the Mercedes-Benz brand directly from German. Plus after that we must assembled everything in Magelang and the process took more than a year.” The double-decker bus would be operated by city-owned PT Transportasi Jakarta or Transjakarta as a city tour bus. The bus, which was assembled in Magelang, Central Java, cost roughly IDR 3.6 billion. Furthermore he added, “This bus is designed specifically according to the standard of Bus City Tour which operates since 2014, from seat capacity of up facilities. We strive to provide the best quality for residents and tourists in Jakarta.” The double-decker bus which is also part of the Corporate Social Responsibility program is expected to be one of many promoting tools or attractions by the official government of Jakarta.

“Hopefully, with the increase in tourist buses, the tourism sector in the capital city of Indonesia could grow in a positive manner.” Previously, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok has appealed to private companies to participate in the acceleration and additional services in the field of tourism. That makes the mini marketchain Alfamart shows its contribution by donating one unit of Bus City Tour with a capacity of 69 passengers and equipped with 32 inches LCD TV, GPS, and 5 CCTV devices. Transjakarta president director ANS Kosasih thanked Sumber Alfaria Trijaya for the donation, and said that he hoped other firms would follow suit. During the same occasion Sumber Alfaria Trijaya also donated glasses to 7.285 students in need. Meanwhile, Antonius NS Kosasih who is the President Director of PT TransJakarta mentioned that Bus City Tour will be operated at tourist spots, such as Kawasan Monumen Nasional, Museum Gajah, and Pasar Baru in Central Jakarta. To look further about the new double-decker tourist bus please visit the official site of Karoseri.

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