At least 10 thousand homecomers departed from Gambir Station in Central Jakarta on Friday, or four days after Eid al-Fitr, state railway firm PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) informed.
As many as 36 trains were operated from Gambir Station on Friday, and eight of them were additional trains.
“The number of passengers departing from KAI’s Jakarta Operational Area 1 is still relatively high,” PT KAI’s Jakarta Operational Area 1 public relations head, Eva Chairunisa, said here.
Homecomers also departed from other stations under the Jakarta Operational Area 1 such as Pasar Senen, Bekasi, Karawang, Cikarang, Cikampek, and Jakarta Kota.
Thus, the total number of homecomers departing from stations in the operational area on Friday reached 25,400.
From April 22 to May 6, 2022, at least 485,200 departure tickets were sold at stations in the Jakarta Operational Area 1.
The most common destinations picked by passengers were Yogyakarta, Solo, Kutoarjo, Purwokerto, Kebumen, Tegal, Semarang, Surabaya, Malang, Cirebon, and Bandung.
Prospective passengers who want to order tickets can check the availability of seats and trains, as well as make ticket transactions, through the KAI Access application, Chairunisa informed.
As many as 818,926 train seats are being offered during the Eid period, or from April 22 to May 13.
For the period, 63 long-distance trips per day are being operated from Jakarta Operational Area 1, with the average capacity pegged at 37,200 seats (16,700 from Gambir Station and 20,500 from Pasar Senen Station).
This year, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Indonesian government has allowed people to travel to their hometowns to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in view of the improving pandemic situation in the country.
The government has also asked people joining the exodus to complete their primary and booster vaccinations.
Source: Antara News