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Jakarta Post

More than half-million travelers use free transportation

  • Norman Harsono, Riska Rahman and Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 20 2019   /  02:54 am

More than half a million travelers used the free mudik (exodus) transportation provided by state-owned enterprises and central and local governments during the recent annual Idul Fitri holidays.Overall, a total of 511,413 people used the free transportation sponsored by the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry, other branches of the central government and the regional governments, was. That represented a 68.54 percent increase from last year’s figure, according to data provided by the government’s Idul Fitri Traffic Control Command CenterThe ministry launched earlier last month a “Go Home with SOEs” program, whereby enterprises pooled at least Rp 100 million (US$6,978) to move 250,000 travelers nationwide for free.The Transportation Ministry officially closed its Idul Fitri Traffic Control Command Center in Jakarta on June 14, ending a two-week operation to ensure a smooth tra...