Jakarta, MINA – The Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee (INASGOC) will establish three security zones during the upcoming Asian Games on August 18th to September 2nd.
Previously, there was a vandalism actions which had happened to the Main Stadium of the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jakarta. Antaranews reported.
“We will intensify our security measures, as we have carried out before during the test event, which is by only opening up two doors, one for accredited individuals and one for ticket holders. at the same time, there would be three security zones,” said the Chairman of INASGOC Erick Thohir in Jakarta, Monday.
The first security check point, he continued, is the area where people will be searched one by one before entering any of the sports venues, including the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Senayan, Jakarta or Jakabaring in Palembang, South Sumatra.
On the other hand, transportation problems for athletes are still one of the prominent issues six months prior to the 2018 Asian Games. In the warm-up tournament or test event held in February 2018, Jakarta’s traffic congestion still often hampers the smoothness of athlete’s departure from the Athlete Village in Kemayoran to the sport venues.
Ipung Purnomo, Transportation Director of INASGOC asserted, the Invitation Tournament or test event is a trial period to improve the readiness during the implementation of the real games. Not only had the transportation, Ipung said, traffic arrangements also need to be managed by the Department of Transportation and the National Police.
The main focus of INASGOC related traffic management today is the distance from Athlete guesthouse to the venue. Especially at the time of rush hours. It takes time to reach the venue about 40 minutes. However, by making any improvements, the estimated time can be reduced.
“Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) development at the time of the games (August) will be completed, so it can decrease the travel time,” said Ipung in a press conference attended by MINA, Wednesday (14/2).
However, people who will watch the games do not have to worry because INASGOC will provide shuttle buses to pick up passengers from special bus shelters to the venues of the matches. (L/P2/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)