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Jakarta Post

One-way exodus traffic

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, May 18 2019   /  12:46 am

With airfares skyrocketing for the Idul Fitri exodus in the coming two weeks, traveling by car will be the choice of many homebound holiday revelers, particularly those leaving for Central and East Java. A recent survey by the Transportation Ministry found that 14.9 million people living in Greater Jakarta will celebrate the post-Ramadan festival in their hometowns, with 4.3 million of them opting to drive and 4.5 million taking the bus.Learning from past years and in an attempt to improve services for homebound travelers, the government has decided to apply one-way traffic on the trans-Java toll road. The policy will be effective from May 30 to June 2, affecting more than 230 kilometers between Cikarang in Bekasi, West Java, and the West Brebes exit gate in Central Java. The same arrangement will be implemented for the return flow of traffic from June 8 to 10, beginning at Palimanan tol...