The Jakarta Post
Bali authorities will ensure that Bali's most prominent beach, Kuta Beach, will remain free of vehicles during New Year's Eve celebrations on Thursday.
Bali Police spokesman Snr.Comr. Hery Wiyanto said on Thursday that Kuta Beach, which is adjacent to Jl. Pantai Kuta, was a strategic place for people to gather to celebrate the New Year.
"There will be no vehicles allowed to pass in several locations such as Kuta and Legian. Especially Kuta because it is one of the centers of New Year's celebrations," he said as quoted by newsportal kompas.com.
The police will divert traffic in Kuta and Legian to help manage the traffic for Thursday's celebrations.
Hery explained that the police would clear the areas from vehicles as of 2 p.m. and no more vehicles would be allowed enter the Kuta and Legian area after 4 p.m.
The police have urged people to walk to Legian and Kuta or park their vehicles in the central parking lot on Jl. Imam Bonjol in Denpasar and other parking spaces provided.
Bali is a popular tourist destination for New Year's celebrations for both foreign and domestic visitors. (rin)(+)