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Jakarta Post

Govt steps up preparations for annual Idul Fitri exodus

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Mon, May 6, 2019   /  04:04 pm
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A public transportation driver checks his blood pressure ahead of the Idul Fitri 2018 exodus to meet safety standard. JP/ Seto Wardhana(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The government has stepped up its preparations for facilitating travelers of mudik, the annual mass exodus that takes place during Idul Fitri, which is to fall in early June this year. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo led a limited Cabinet meeting on Idul Fitri preparations at his office on Friday, during which he instructed his ministers to prepare the necessary infrastructure to facilitate smooth mudik travel, including ensuring adequate fuel stock along vital routes. The President said that the Trans-Java toll road, which connects Merak in Banten to Probolinggo in East Java, as well as the operational sections of the Trans-Sumatra toll road would help ease traffic during the annual exodus. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said last week that he expected the exodus to start on Thursday, May 30 &ndas...