At least 1,757,837 vehicles left Greater Jakarta area in the period from April 22 to May 1, 2022, or a day before Eid al-Fitr, state-owned toll enterprise PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk has reported.
In a statement issued on Monday, Jasa Marga’s corporate communication and community development group head, Dwimawan Heru, informed that the figure is the cumulative traffic figure from four main toll gates (GT).
The toll gates comprise GT Cikupa (Merak), GT Ciawi (Puncak), GT Cikampek Utama, and GT Kalihurip Utama (Trans Java and Bandung).
“The total number of vehicles that left Greater Jakarta increased by 18.6 percent as compared to the normal period of November 2021, with the total of 1,482,047 vehicles,” he said.
The vehicles leaving Greater Jakarta were headed in three directions.
The majority of them, or 945 thousand vehicles (53.8 percent), headed east, namely to Trans Java and Bandung; at least 484,653 vehicles (27.6 percent) headed west, namely to Merak; meanwhile, 328,184 vehicles (18.7 percent) headed south, namely to Puncak.
Further, 639,060 vehicles, headed east toward Trans Java through the GT Cikampek Utama and Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, increased about 89.6 percent compared to normal traffic flow.
Meanwhile, 305,940 vehicles went to Bandung through GT Kalihurip Utama and Cipularang Toll Road, a decline of 6.6 percent from normal conditions.
Overall, the number of vehicles headed toward Trans Java and Bandung was recorded at 945 thousand, reflecting an increase of 42.2 percent compared to normal traffic flow.
Meanwhile, the number of vehicles that headed west from Greater Jakarta to Merak through Cikupa GT and Tangerang-Merak Toll Road stood at 484,653, an increase of 1.43 percent from normal conditions.
The number of vehicles headed south toward Puncak through Ciawi GT and Jagorawi Toll Road was pegged at 328,184, a decline of 3.4 percent from normal conditions.
Source: Antara News