Large-Scale Social Restrictions Reduce Toll Road Traffic in Jakarta, West Java, Banten

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 29 April 2020
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Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing continues to monitor toll roads during the implementation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy.

Government Regulation (PP) Number 21 of 2020 on Large-Scale Social Restrictions stipulates that 14 Toll Roads in Special Capital Region (DKI) Jakarta, Banten and West Java Provinces are subject to Large-Scale Social Restrictions to limit movement and people’s interactions.

The decline in toll road traffic during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions ranged from 42% to 60%. The traffic is dominated by local movements in the Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) area, and logistics transportation.

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that Toll Road and non-Toll Road services continue to operate to facilitate distribution of staple food and medical equipment, health services/medical vehicles, and transportation for people inside the Jabodetabek area.

In DKI Jakarta Province, there are 7 toll roads implementing the Large-Scale Social Restrictions, namely Cawang – Tomang – Pluit Toll Road, Cawang – Tanjung Priuk – East Ancol – Jembatan Tiga/Pluit Toll Road, JORR/Jakarta Outer Ring Road (Section E1, E2, E3), JORR S, JORR W2 North, JORR W2 S, and Prof. Dr. Ir. Soedijatmo Toll Road.

The average decrease of Toll Road traffic in DKI Jakarta area is 42%, with the largest rate being in Prof. Soedijatmo Toll Road (Airport) with 57%.

To reduce the potential for the spread of COVID-19, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing has also imposed a temporary closure for the Jakarta-Cikampek II (Elevated) Toll Road as a measure to restrict and control transportation. The closure applies from 24 April 2020 until the end of the 2020 Eid al-Fitr exodus period (locally known as mudik).

The closure applies for both Cikampek and Jakarta directions so that all accesses are closed, including access from JORR, Jakarta – Cikampek Regular Toll Road, Cikunir Toll Gate towards Jatiasih, and Cikunir Toll Gate towards Rorotan.

In the meantime, there are 2 toll road sections implementing the Large-Scale Social Restrictions in Banten Province, namely Jakarta – Tangerang Toll Road and Tangerang – Merak Toll Road, with an average 37% reduction in traffic.

The highest rate of traffic reduction is recorded in Kunciran – Serpong Toll Road with the figure of 60%. The Toll Road has several check points in West Serang Toll Gate, East Serang Toll Gate, East Cilegon Toll Gate, West Cilegon Toll Gate and Merak Toll Gate.

In the area of ​​West Java Province, there are 5 Toll Road sections implementing the Large-Scale Social Restrictions, namely Jakarta – Bogor – Ciawi Toll Road, Jakarta – Cikampek Toll Road, Jakarta – Cikampek II (Elevated) Toll Road, Cikampek – Padalarang Toll Road, and Padalarang – Cileunyi Toll Road, The largest decrease is recorded in Jakarta – Cikampek Toll Road with 60% traffic reduction.

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing has issued Circular Number 07/SE/M/2020 on the implementation of physical distancing in 25 Rest Areas. The social distancing is implemented by limiting the number of vehicles entering the Rest area to 50% of the capacity.

In addition to restricting vehicles, all Toll Road service officers on duty must comply with the COVID-19 Health Protocol, including by maintaining distance, wearing face masks, washing hands and conducting dissemination through VMS (Variable Message Sign), brochures, posters, and social media.

Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has distributed face masks and safety goggles for toll road service personnel, disinfectant and hand washing facilities in rest areas. The Ministry also provides ambulance, and sprays disinfectants in several locations. (Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing/EN)

 

 

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana

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