Budi Setiyadi, Director General of Land Transportation at the Ministry of Transportation, said that during the Christmas holiday on December 21-25, he noted that 421,000 vehicles had left Jakarta.
“Until Tuesday, December 25, there were 420,000 vehicles had left, only 361,000 vehicles had returned. This means that 59,000 vehicles have not returned,” Budi said when holding a press conference in his office, Wednesday, December 26.
The note was obtained from vehicles that had left Jakarta through the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Gate. Budi estimates that as many as 59,000 vehicles are still enjoying holiday until new year or on January 1, 2019.
Budi hopes that the peak of reverse flow through Jakarta-Cikampek during the new year will not experience long congestion. Even if possible, he said, there would only be density, not congestion.
According to Budi, the estimate is based on several things. Like the cessation of several infrastructure development projects along the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road. And also there is still a policy of limiting vehicles with heavy loads.
Budi believes that the congestion like in the Eid day period will not occur, except the possibility of vehicle density. This, continued Budi, was also anticipated by the Ministry.
“The queue is reasonable, but the congestion like during Eid day period will not occur and we have anticipated that,” he said.