TEMPO.CO, Bogor - Cisarua Puncak route, Bogor, has congested again on the weekend of Eid holiday, Saturday, June 8. The number of vehicles was predicted to two-fold increase when compared to that of the previous two days.
“The hike number of vehicles packing Puncak route on Day+2 of Eid is due to the traffic flow of the homecoming return trip and people traveling to Puncak area,” said Bogor Resort Police Chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Andi Mohamad Dicky, Saturday, June 8.
According to Dicky, 30,000 vehicles passed Puncak route heading to Jakarta or Bogor city on D+1 of Eid or Friday, June 7, while vehicles heading to Puncak via Jagorawi Toll reached 25,000 units.
“Whereas on D+2 today, the total vehicles from Jakarta to Puncak this morning until 10:00 a.m. has reached 25,000 units,” Dicky added.
He said that the heavy traffic flow from Jakarta caused the density in Puncak area and severe congestion on the other lane of Puncak route until Cianjur.
“We applied one-way traffic policy for vehicles from Puncak to Jakarta to release the traffic density and severe congestion in Puncak,” Dicky said.
The system is still be applied until Saturday afternoon since the traffic density along Puncak route to Cianjur is not relieved yet. Hopefully, traffic engineering could soon be applied as well to ease density from Jakarta direction.
MUHAMMAD SIDIK PERMANA