Saturday 9 December 2023

Ahead of the 2023 Christmas Holiday, Jasa Marga Predicts an Increase in Traffic Density on the Trans Java Toll Road


The 2023 Christmas and 2024 New Year holidays or Christmas holidays are just around the corner. In less than three weeks, religious celebrations and the momentum of the end of the year will color the lives of the people of our country. For travelers or those who want to travel by private vehicle, this is the time to monitor the road situation that will be faced during this holiday.

Quoted from the Antara news agency, PT Jasa Marga (Persero) stated that there would be the highest increase in vehicle traffic on toll road sections managed by Jasa Marga during the Christmas and New Year holidays. It is predicted that traffic will head towards the east or the Trans Java Toll Road.

“The majority of traffic volume distribution, whether leaving the Jabotabek area heading east or Trans Java and Bandung reached 46.7 percent, followed by traffic heading west or Merak at 30.9 percent and heading south at 22,” 4 percent,” explained Subakti Syukur, Main Director of Jasa Marga during the Recess Work Visit Meeting held by Commission V and Commission VI of the DPR RI in Surabaya, East Java.

The Semarang-Solo Toll Road section in Bawen, Semarang Regency, as an illustration of the Java Toll Road [ANTARA FOTO/Aji Styawan] Jasa Marga is also preparing steps to deal with the increase in vehicle traffic flow (traffic) on the toll roads it manages, especially on Jalan The Trans Java toll road is approaching the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

To deal with this surge in traffic, Jasa Marga continues to carry out intensive and comprehensive cross-sectoral coordination and collaboration involving all stakeholders.

This coordination and collaboration is carried out with the Ministry of Transportation, the PMK Coordinating Ministry, the PUPR Ministry (Highway and Toll Road Regulatory Agency), the police (Korlantas and Polda) and the local regional government.

Jasa Marga’s readiness to provide services during the long Christmas and New Year holidays in the East Java region, by continuing to improve preservation services, improving operational services, improving rest area services, and operating new sections.

“Jasa Marga’s readiness to guard Nataru 2023/2024 in the East Java region, can be seen by increasing lane capacity on the Surabaya-Gempol Toll Road in the Sidoarjo to Porong segment (KM 757 to KM 762) from 2 lanes to 3 lanes (Jalur A & B),” explained Subakti Syukur.

Apart from that, the Surabaya-Mojokerto Toll Road is also integrated with the Krian-Legundi-Bunder-Manyar (KLBM) Toll Road at KM 724 SS Wringinanom during the Christmas-New Year holiday period this time

Operation of rest areas on regional toll roads East Java as many as 14 locations with additional parking capacity, cleanliness of toilet cubicles and mosques at KM 725 A Surabaya-Mojokerto.

Then, provision of clean water reserves was also carried out, ensuring sufficient fuel oil (BBM) for motorists, additional officers, health posts and police, as well as rubber cones for contraflow.

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