In Order To No Longer Annoy Road Users, The DKI Provincial Government Will Facilitate Roller Skate Athletes To Practice On The Highway
Jakarta Deputy Governor Riza Patria/VOI -Diah Ayu

JAKARTA - Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta, Ahmad Riza Patria, said that the DKI Provincial Government will facilitate the location of training for roller skating athletes on the highway.

This was conveyed by Riza after receiving the Executive Board of the All-Indonesian Roller Skate Association (PB Persoresi) at the DKI Jakarta City Hall.

Riza said that the provision of roller skating training facilities will be carried out as a result of the incident where the athletes drove on Jalan Gatot Subroto and were criticized by many parties for endangering road users.

"The DKI Provincial Government will support, facilitate, and assist all existing sports, including rollerblading and skateboarding, so that they can receive the best possible support, including helping to prepare all facilities and equipment," said Riza, Friday, May 13.

Based on PB Persoresi's explanation, there are athletes who really need a training ground on the highway. Because, in an Olympics, there are outdoor competitions with a track length of 10 kilometers to 42 kilometers.

Meanwhile, roller skating facilities in Jakarta are only indoors, namely at the Jakarta International Roller Track Arena (JITRA) in Sunter, North Jakarta.

Therefore, when the skate athletes are facilitated to practice on the highway later, the DKI Provincial Government will lower the ranks of the Transportation Service and coordinate with the police to carry out escorts so as not to disturb other road users.

"Later on, the road track model will be prepared in the future. We need to increase it again because currently there is no place that meets the roll track requirements in Indonesia. At least, in the future, using the highway," said Riza.

"We will look for a time that is not busy, that does not interfere with public order, and must be escorted by the police and the Transportation Agency with boundaries (roads) and markings," he continued.

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