Prone to accident, many parties ask CBD junction traffic lights removed

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Pertamina fuel went wayward in Cibubur, killing 10. (Source: Merdeka)

Bekasi, IO – The traffic lights at CBD T-junction, Transyogi St., Cibubur, Bekasi City, has been in the spotlight after a fatal accident that killed 10 people. Its placement on a descending street is considered inappropriate and accident-prone.

A number of parties have suggested the traffic lights to be dismantled. Not only the police and residents, but also members of the House.

According to Detik, the traffic lights were only installed in March 2021 as seen from Google Street View. However, it initially only functioned as a hazard sign.

The Bekasi City Transportation Agency acknowledged that the traffic lights were installed at the request of PT Ciputra Nugraha Internasional, a subsidiary of the Ciputra Group, the developer of the Citra Gran Cibubur CBD Residences. It also requested the opening of a U-turn which was not previously available there.