6 Things To Look For When Eid Al-Adha Returns 2020

6 Things to Look For When Eid Al-Adha Returns 2020

Peak reverse flow at Cikampek Toll. (Liputan6.com/Abramena)

Jakarta - The government did not issue a ban on the Idul Adha homecoming 1441 H. The Idul Adha celebration which took place on Friday, July 31, 2020, was at once a long holiday period.

And today, Sunday (2/8/2020), predicted to be the peak of the reverse flow of the Idul Adha travelers.

The Ministry of Transportation issued an appeal. The appeal contains asking that people who want to return to the Greater Jakarta area not be carried out at the peak of the reverse flow, which is Sunday night.

"We urge people who want to return to Jabodetabek or Jakarta in particular, to pay attention to information on the level of traffic congestion on the road by going back on Saturday 1 August and avoiding travel on peak peak days which is predicted to be quite high on Sunday the evening of August 2, "Director General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Budi Setiyadi said in a written statement in Jakarta, Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Jasa Marga also predicts that the peak of the Eid al-Adha holiday will occur today. The increase in the number of vehicles for two days (August 2-3) is predicted to reach 372,692 vehicles or around 33.6 percent of normal traffic.

Here are 6 things related to the Idul Adha homecoming return on Liputan6.com :

The celebration of Eid al-Adha 1441 Hijri is also a long holiday period. As a result, there was a significant traffic density due to the use of the community to travel outside the area.

The density is reported to have begun to increase since Monday, July 27, 2020. Noted an increase of 0.3 percent or 123,764 vehicles on July 27, 2020, 7.4 percent or 132,494 vehicles on July 28, 2020, 18 percent or 145,596 vehicles on July 29, 2020 that came out of a number of toll roads in Jakarta.

"We urge people who want to return to Jabodetabek or Jakarta in particular to pay attention to information on the level of traffic density on the road by going back on Saturday 1 August and avoiding trips on peak traffic jams which are predicted to be quite high on Sunday nights day 2 August, "Director General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Budi Setiyadi said in a written statement in Jakarta, Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Related to the health protocol from the Ministry of Transportation and other agencies that work in guard posts, they also continue to monitor the number of passengers on the vehicle, urge to use masks and check the temperature of the passengers, he added.

Budi also explained that drivers of 3 axis trucks and above could avoid using the Trans Java toll road from the Semarang Section to Jakarta because it would be prioritized for private vehicles.

"In accordance with the direction of the Minister of Transportation, we are also intensifying socialization for people who use private vehicles to arrange travel time so that they do not pile up all to return to Jakarta on Sunday. For trucks, we ask to temporarily avoid passing the toll road, maybe you can choose to using arterial roads as a travel route option, "Budi said.

"Thus, logistics vehicles for the 3-axis logistics are expected to use arterial (non-toll) roads, namely through the Semarang-Cirebon-Indramayu-Karawang-Bekasi Pantura Line," Budi added.

Therefore, Budi requested that business and industry players can prepare themselves and adjust the timing of backflow regulation in accordance with his appeal.

The head of the National Police Traffic Corps Inspector General Istiono urged travelers to celebrate Eid al-Adha on their hometown early.

This is to anticipate the occurrence of congestion on the way backflow to Jakarta on Sunday (2/8/2020).

This anticipation is necessary because it is predicted that Sunday will be the peak of the reverse flow towards Jakarta and its surroundings, which has the potential to cause congestion.

"We are worried that if homecomers cannot adjust to the conditions on the ground, congestion cannot be avoided. For this reason, returning home early will be better. And the trip will be more comfortable," Inspector General Istiono said via press release, received in Jakarta on Saturday. night, August 1, 2020 as reported by Antara.

It also appealed to people who travel back and forth can arrange travel and adjust the time to avoid traffic flow congestion.

In addition, because it is still in the Covid-19 pandemic, people are required to comply with health protocols and protect the body's immunity.

"Use a mask, keep your distance and always wash your hands must be done," said Istiono.

Jasa Marga predicts that the peak of the Eid al-Adha holiday will occur on Sunday 2 August 2020. The increase in the number of vehicles for two days (2-3 August) is predicted to reach 372,692 vehicles or around 33.6 percent of normal traffic.

This number is the cumulative number of traffic leaving Jakarta at several toll gates (GT) barrier / main, namely GT Cikupa (west direction), Ciawi GT (south direction) and Cikampek Utama GT and GT Kalihurip Utama (east direction).

"We predict that the majority of traffic distribution from the East will reach 56.3 percent, from the West direction by 21.7 percent and from the South by 22.0 percent," Jasa Marga's Head of Management & Maintenance Group Head Pratomo Bimawan Putra said.

According to him, Jasa Marga has prepared a strategy to anticipate potential overcrowding during backflow.

This strategy is in collaboration with Bina Marga and the Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, the Directorate General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation and the police.

Bima explained, there were two special notes as a follow up to the evaluation of the peak of the Idul Adha homecoming 1441 H. The first thing was that Jasa Marga supported the diversion of three-axis vehicles up by the Ministry of Transportation and the police, so as not to enter the toll road.

"This is to avoid the many traffic disruptions as happened last Thursday," said Bima.

The second thing, he continued, was ensuring that work projects on toll roads that could potentially disrupt lanes were temporarily stopped, according to the directions of Bina Marga and BPJT. This includes equipment mobilization work.

Corporate Communication & Community Development Group Head of PT Jasa Marga Dwimawan Heru said, some of the prone to traffic jams that must be anticipated when the Idul Adha 2020 backflow is KM 66 which is a traffic meeting between the Cipularang Toll Road and the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road.

In addition, several points ahead of rest areas that are also prone to traffic jam are rest areas at KM 62, KM 52, and KM 42.

"(Then) on the Cikunir 2 GT which will serve traffic from the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll road below, and GT Cikunir 4 and 6 from the Jakarta Cikampek II Elevated Toll to Jakarta," Dwimawan said.

Therefore, PT Jasa Marga will alert officers to uncover congestion at prone points of traffic, including implementing traffic engineering with the police.

Discretion taken to unravel congestion during the Eid al-Adha 2020 return include, among other things, diverting 3-axle freight transport vehicles to Jakarta and contraflow or opposite flow on the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road.

"We ask for the cooperation of road users not to return to Jakarta at the same time on Sunday, avoiding the peak of backflow," Dwimawan said.

Ahead of the peak of Eid al-Adha 1441 H holiday flow, PT Jasa Marga noted there will be an increase in traffic density of 33.6 percent from normal conditions.

"We predict the peak of the reverse flow towards Jakarta in the framework of the long holiday of Eid al-Adha 1441 H occurred this Sunday," wrote Pratomo Bimawan Putra, Head of Operations Management & Maintenance Group Jasa Marga, through a press release received on Sunday (2/8/2020) ).

Pratomo explained, the calculation of the prediction of the number of vehicles going to Jakarta for two days, or on Dd + 1 to Dd + 2 Idul Adha 1441 H (1-2 August 2020) was 372,692 vehicles, up 33.6 percent when compared to traffic (traffic) normal.

"This figure is the cumulative number of traffic leaving Jakarta at several toll gates (GT) barrier / main, namely GT Cikupa (west direction), GT Ciawi (south direction) and GT Cikampek Utama & GT Kalihurip Utama (east direction)," he explained.

He continued, the entire toll gate, distributing the majority of traffic from the East reached 56.3 percent. Meanwhile, from the West it was 21.7 percent and from the South it was 22.0 percent.

In anticipation of the potential overcrowding, Pratomo said, his party had prepared a number of strategies together with Bina Marga and the Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, the Directorate General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation and the Police.

"There are two special notes as a follow-up to the evaluation of the peak of the Idul Adha homecoming on Thursday," he explained.

First, Pratomo said, Jasa Marga fully supports the Ministry of Transportation and the Police to divert the three-axis vehicles so as not to enter the toll road to avoid the many traffic disruptions that occurred last Thursday.

Second, following up on directions from Bina Marga and BPJT, Jasa Marga ensured that project work on toll roads that could potentially disrupt lanes was temporarily stopped, including equipment mobilization work.

"We are also preparing officers and infrastructure to support efforts to dilute traffic in overcrowded locations on the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, including to impose traffic engineering," Pratomo said.

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