Jakarta Police to establish 111 posts along city’s exodus routes
The Jakarta Police said on Thursday that they would establish 111 security posts along various exodus routes around the city to monitor traffic flows around this year’s Idul Fitri holidays, which are expected to fall on Aug. 19 and 20.
“The posts will be established on Aug. 10 at border areas between Jakarta and its surrounding provinces of Banten and West Java,” police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto told reporters, adding that the posts would stay open for the next 16 days.
The posts would also be established at bus terminals, train stations, airports and recreational areas around the city, he said, including Gambir and Senen train stations; Pulo Gadung and Kalideres bus terminals; the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport; as well as Ragunan Zoo and the Ancol area.
“Maps of exodus routes are available in the posts. Travelers can also ask for directions from the officers there,” he said.
He added that the police would also cooperate with telecommunication companies, vehicle repair shops, the Indonesian Red Cross, and other institutions to provide services for travelers at the posts. (iwa)
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