Monday 20 November 2023

Private Cars Still Dominate the Type of Transportation for the 2023 Christmas Holidays and 2024 New Year


Unconsciously, the end of 2023 is around the corner, and our country’s national transportation will surge to face the Christmas and New Year holidays. Land, sea and air transportation will be full of homecoming travelers, as well as land route users – with the possibility of crossing the island using a ferry – with private vehicles or motorbikes.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, the Ministry of Transportation through the Transportation Policy Agency (BKT) predicts that the potential for community movement during the Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 holidays will reach 107.63 million people or 39.83 percent of the total national population.

This prediction was compiled from the results of a survey involving a number of parties, including the media, the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemenkominfo), academics, and transportation sector practitioners. There is also a method using distributing questionnaires online via WhatsApp, Instagram and SMS Blast. The survey period is one month, from 26 October to 2 November 2023.

Illustration of traffic jams on toll roads, immortalized on Jalan TB Simatupang, Jakarta [ANTARA FOTO/M Risyal Hidayat/YU] According to the results of the online survey, the public’s reasons The highest rates of travel during the Christmas and New Year holidays were holidays to tourist locations (45.29 percent), holidays back home (30.15 percent), and celebrating Christmas and New Year in their hometown (18.98 percent).

“During the Christmas and New Year holidays last year it was predicted that 44.17 million people would move, while this year it was predicted that it would be 107.63 million people. So, the increase is very significant at over one hundred percent (143.65 percent),” explained Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi in a written statement in Jakarta, Monday (20/11/2023).

Then, for vehicles used in the 2023-2024 Christmas holidays the results are:

Private vehicles

Cars: 35.57 percent (39.97 million people) Motorbikes: 17.92 percent (20.14 million people) Public transportation

Train 13.16 percent (14.79 million people) Bus 10.94 percent (12.29 million people) Airplane 11.91 percent (13.38 million people) Ferry boat 6.04 percent ( 6.78 million people)Sea ships 3.44 percent (3.86 million people) Transportation nodes that will be packed with passengers from both origin and destination areas:

Pasar Senen Station, Gambir Station, Sidoarjo Station, Bandung Station, Tugu Station , Amplas Medan Type A Terminal, Purbaya Type A Terminal, Merak Ferry Port, Tanjung Perak Port, Tenau Port, Soekarno-Hatta Airport, and I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport.

Top five regions of origin for the Nataru return movement:

East Java 16.30 percent (17.54 million people)Jabodetabek 13.76 percent (14.81 million people)Central Java 13.21 percent (14.22 million people )West Java 10.39 percent (11.18 million people)North Sumatra 6.93 percent (7.45 million people). Top five destinations for return trips for Nataru :

East Java 15.18 percent (16.34 million people)Central Java 13.80 percent (14.86 million people)West Java 11.62 percent (12.51 million people)Jabodetabek 9.19 percent (9.89 million people)Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY) 8.92 percent (9.60 million people). Peak homecoming flow and return flow for Nataru 2023-2024

Homecoming flow, Saturday (23/12/2023) was 11.62 percent (12.5 million peopleSaturday (30/12 /2023) 11.43 percent (12.31 million people)Friday (22/12/2023) 8.22 percent (8.85 million people).

Backflow, Tuesday (2/1/2024) 18.96 percent (20.41 million people)Monday (1/1/2024) 16.92 percent (18.21 million people)Tuesday (26/12/2023) 11.16 percent (12.01 million people).

“However, the results of this survey are not a substitute for actual data which reflects the actual situation,” said Ronny Kurniawan, Head of BKT Robby Kurniawan.

He explained that the results of the survey were the basis and input for preparing operational plans for the implementation of Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 transportation carried out by the Ministry of Transportation, ministries/institutions, and also other related parties.

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