Avoid Overcrowding, Minister of Transportation Asks People to Go Home Early

DAPURPACU – The Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, appealed to the public to go home early to avoid overcrowding on the peak day of going home, which is predicted to be on April 28-30, 2022.

According to the Minister of Transportation, the biggest destination areas for travelers are West Java, Central Java and East Java with an estimated 14.7 million people or 17 percent of this year’s total homecomers, which is estimated at 85.5 million people.

From the simulation results, he continued, it had shown that the VC Ratio (or the ratio of vehicle volume to road capacity) was already high or approaching traffic jams.

“Thus, the appeal for going home today, tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow (April 23-27 2022), is hoped to be carried out,” said the Minister of Transportation during a coordination meeting on readiness for homecoming for 2022, quoted Saturday (23/4).

In addition, to anticipate overcrowding, his party has anticipated it by conducting traffic engineering simulations in advance as agreed by Korlantas, BPJT, and other related elements.

Furthermore, the Minister of Transportation said a number of points in West Java that must be watched out for, such as in Karawang, Subang, Indramayu and Cirebon as well as the Puncak area, Bogor.

“I ask the Bogor Police Chief and the Regional Government to provide the widest possible information regarding the application of traffic engineering to the public,” he concluded.

On the same occasion, the Deputy Governor of West Java, Uu Ruzhanul Ulum also supported the central government’s call for people to go home early.

“The call for going home early so that the distribution of traffic movements can be evenly distributed and not pile up on peak days,” he said.

Some of the efforts that have been made include: meeting with several factory entrepreneurs to immediately provide THR earlier so that employees can return home early.

He has also appealed to the managers of Islamic boarding schools to dismiss their students, where in West Java there are around 15 thousand Islamic boarding schools and 4.8 million students.

Meanwhile, to expedite the movement of traffic, his party has also repaired damaged roads.

Meanwhile, the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, said that there were four things that were coordinated in handling this year’s homecoming.

“That is traffic management plus the availability of good fuel, the implementation of vaccinations, especially booster vaccines, the availability of basic materials and anticipating the possibility of a disaster event as well as educating travelers to have polite driving behavior,” he explained.

“Prepare for the homecoming trip as well as possible, including good behavior and responsibility. Don’t come with Covid-19 or come home with Covid-19. Immediately do a booster vaccine,” he concluded. [dp/DF]

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