KAI: 70 Percent People Yet to Return to Jakarta

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  • Would-be passengers at Gambir Station in Jakarta, May 31, 2019. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

    Would-be passengers at Gambir Station in Jakarta, May 31, 2019. TEMPO/Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - State railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) announced some 70 percent of people have yet to return to Jakarta after the Eid homecoming.

    Out of the total 720,098 people participating in the annual tradition of mudik (mass exodus to hometowns) via railway through Gambir and Senen Stations, there are still 506,970 that have yet to return to Jakarta despite today being the end of the mass-government-leave.

    According to the data provided by PT KAI operations region (PT KAI Daop), the Gambir railway station since June 6-June 10 saw 98,156 arrivals from 315,705 departures.

    Meanwhile, the Pasar Senen Station saw 404,393 people departing to their hometowns but has only seen 114,970 arrivals from June 6-June 10. 

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    KAI spokesperson Eva Chairunisa predicted that thousands of these people had yet to returned to the capital and extended their office leave.

    Eva augured the return rush to urban environments would happen between June 9-June 16.

    PT KAI Daop 1 Jakarta operated 58 regular trains with 20 additional trains each day able to accommodate 957,282 passengers. 

    ANTARA