May apply one-way scheme for 24 hours: Traffic Corps head

Miscellaneous

The one-way traffic engineering scheme may be implemented for 24 hours on May 6–8, 2022. Head of the National Police’s Traffic Corps, Inspector General Firman Shantyabudi, conveyed the information in a statement issued on Friday.

He appealed to travelers to find alternative routes rather than waiting for the road to be reopened at the toll gate.

He advised people to use the arterial roads in the evening or the night since the local community’s activities would start to decline at the time, making the roads less crowded.

Still, the police will assess the real traffic situation before deciding to apply the traffic engineering scheme for 24 hours, he added.

Furthermore, the official urged the public to monitor the traffic engineering schedule through the National Traffic Management Centre’s (NTMC’s) social media, running texts on television broadcasts, as well as announcements from state-run road operator Jasa Marga.

“Hopefully, the traffic is not too crowded, thus perhaps we can make a relaxation by opening one lane (for travelers headed in the reverse direction of the one-way scheme),” he remarked.

He launched the one-way scheme for the 2022 Eid al-Fitr returning traffic at the Kalikangkung Toll Gate, Central Java, on Friday afternoon.

The inauguration was also attended by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, and Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono.

“Starting today, we will continue to anticipate the peak of the Eid al-Fitr returning trip (which is projected to occur) on May 6, 7, and 8, 2022,” Shantyabudi said.

He also asked travelers to refrain from entering the rest areas if they are full. Officers will inform them of the situation and direct them to the next rest area.

“Except for those who are really tired, do not force yourself,” he added.

Source: Antara News