Screenshot taken from the video. Twitter/@nowthisnews
Last July, Jakarta’s bus rapid transit service called Transjakarta resumed operating a special pink bus for female passengers after several years of hiatus due to the coronavirus. However, the pink buses are designed to provide safe transportation for female passengers in Indonesia.For safety, they intend to keep their service free from sexual harassment and other issues. Antara, the announcement of the kickstarted service was made by Tranjakarta spokesman Wibowo at Pasar Baru bus station on 25 July 2022. Now, months after special services kickstarted following the pandemic, here is a video of Indonesia’s famous service. prowling on the internet. The video gives the world a glimpse into the smooth running of the famous service used by countless women.
The video was revealed after Now This’s official Twitter page shared it on their timeline. While sharing the one-minute video, the positive news page wrote in the caption: “This ‘pink bus’ is designed to provide Indonesian female passengers with safe transportation free from sexual harassment and other problems.
This ‘pink bus’ is designed to provide Indonesian female passengers with safe transportation free from sexual harassment and other problems. pic.twitter.com/shwZHMY1Db
—NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 24, 2023
The now viral video opens by showing a pink bus arriving at a bus stop, where some of the female passengers can be seen waiting to board the bus. Buses are for female passengers only to provide safe passage in Jakarta, Indonesia.PT Transport Jakarta, also known as TransJakarta, has been tarred in pink after years of hiatus due to COVID-19. has resumed its bus service, offering a safer and more comfortable travel experience for female passengers and addressing the issue of sexual harassment on public transport.There are currently eight buses in operation. and more will be added.”
The video shows the exterior of the bus in pink and black colors, with an automatic panel at the top of the front that informs all passengers of their destination. Everything inside is gray. Bus drivers are men, but conductors are women.
Several users have acknowledged this video using the comments section. Many argued that while the services launched by the government are laudable, women shouldn’t have to spend so long commuting to work each day. To reduce that, I’m happy to open this service to women. “
The fact that these are the lengths women have to go through to do everyday things to avoid attacks of any kind is not okay. I’m glad I do. https://t.co/9ZVKo0on1G
— Aunt Vivi. (@Fibian) January 24, 2023
Another poster wrote, “This is great, but can’t we teach boys to grow up to respect women, or are we just abandoning it?”
This is great, but can’t we teach boys to grow up to respect women, or are we just abandoning it? https://t.co/HjSrYHeR84
— j🦄 will be on Spoutible.com in 9 days (@IdylAtlas) January 24, 2023
Noting that harassment has proven to be a growing problem worldwide, a third wrote: Shouldn’t men learn to behave themselves in public instead?”
In Mexico City, some subway lines also have women-only (and children’s) cars. Maybe men should learn to behave in public instead? https://t.co/ltVnGmY9F1
— Christine Langoff (@clanghoff1) January 24, 2023
So far, the video has over 29,000 views and hundreds of likes.