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Jakarta Post

Holidaymakers rush to use new elevated toll road

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, December 22, 2019   /  09:38 pm
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The elevated road has been open to the public since Dec. 15 and is free of charge for the holiday season.(Antara/Muhamad Ibnu Chazar)

The Jakarta - Cikampek elevated toll road has experienced gridlock in the last few days, as holidaymakers line up to use the new road. The longest elevated toll road section in the country, Jakarta-Cikampek II, spans from South Bekasi to West Karawang, both in West Java. Designed only for private vehicles, the elevated section is expected to reduce the burden on the existing Jakarta-Cikampek toll road. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the 38-kilometer-long elevated toll road on Dec. 12. The road’s construction took 2.5 years and cost Rp 16.23 trillion (US$1.16 billion). The elevated road has been open to the public since Dec. 15 and is free of charge for the holiday season. With Christmas and New Year around the corner, thousands of holidaymakers have taken advantage of the elevated toll road to reach their destinations in West Java, Central Jav...