Jakarta (22/12) PT Jasa Marga ( Persero) Tbk ensures the readiness of toll road operations in all Jasa Marga sections in expectation of an increase in traffic volume during the 2021 Christmas and New Year 2022 (Nataru) holiday periods. According to Jasa Marga Group Head of Operation and Maintenance Management, Atika Dara Prahita, the peak flow of vehicles departing Jabotabek is expected to occur on Friday, December 24, 2021, with traffic volume jumping by 34.5 percent from usual traffic for the November 2021 timeframe.
"As for the flow back to Jabotabek, it will fall on Sunday, January 2, 2022, with traffic volume increasing 26.5% from normal traffic for the November 2021 period. The biggest prediction for both vehicles leaving and returning to Jabotabek is heading/from the East, namely the direction of Trans Java and Bandung," said Atika.
To anticipate these things, Jasa Marga has carried out a number of traffic congestion anticipations, such as optimizing lane capacity and ensuring the road shoulders are free of vehicle disturbances, as well as dealing with density prone locations identified on a number of Jasa Marga Group toll roads.
We have also temporarily suspended construction work that has an impact on the smooth flow of traffic on toll roads in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing. In the midst of high rainfall conditions like today, Jasa Marga also carries out curative and preventive measures for inundation on toll roads, including routine inspections and cleaning, dredging retention ponds from sedimentation and garbage, alerting submersible pumps, strengthening embankments in areas prone to inundation to development of early warning system applications and installation of water level detection sensors," he added.
In addition to lane capacity, Jasa Marga also ensures the functioning of toll equipment and operational completeness at toll gates as well as improving transaction services by preparing a mobile reader. Jasa Marga alerts operational officers who have been fully vaccinated in the Jasa Marga task force team (satgas) for Nataru Alert and Countermeasures. Emergency Conditions.
"During carrying out traffic engineering and operational regulation of goods transportation, which is the discretion of the Police and is carried out in a situational manner, Jasa Marga always supports the implementation of the Police's duties in the field by alerting supporting officers and traffic signs," said Atika.
During this Nataru period, Jasa Marga will also functionally operate the 13.65 Km Manado-Bitung Toll Road Segment Danowudu Bitung which will be opened from 23 December 2021 to 4 January 2022 at 06.00-18.00 WITA.
In line with the prediction of an increase in traffic on toll road lanes, it is projected that rest area visitors will also increase. To anticipate a potential spike in visitors at the rest area, General Manager of Operational Planning and Control of PT Jasamarga Related Business Meta Herlina explained, Jasa Marga will coordinate with the Police to open/close rest areas and continue to apply health protocols and use the PeduliLindung application in rest areas.
"Currently we are in the stage of preparing the Nataru service post with Jasa Raharja to check tire pressure and health check services at a number of rest areas on the Trans Java Toll Road. Jasa Marga together with Pertamina also provided a location for antigen checks at the Rest Area Km 575 A on the Solo-Ngawi Toll Road. Still with Pertamina, we also provide Modular/Pertashop BBM and Packaged BBM with Motorists," said Meta.
To realize a safe, and comfortable trip, Jasa Marga urges road users, especially those who will travel at the end of the year period, to be able to do the following things: - Anticipate route and time to travel destination - Avoid traveling during peak traffic volumes, both when leaving Jabotabek and returning to Jabotabek - Make sure the driver and vehicle are in top condition, especially in conditions of high rainfall - Bring lunch from home and make sure the fuel is fully charged before traveling - While in the rest area, please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and keep your distance, choose to take away food instead of eating in place, bring personal worship equipment and limit time in the rest area - Make sure the electronic money balance is sufficient and obey the signs and directions of the officers.
The latest traffic information and requests for Jasa Marga Group toll road services can be accessed through Jasa Marga's 24-hour One Call Center at telephone number 14080, Twitter @PTJASAMARGA (traffic information only) and Travoy Mobile Apps which can be downloaded on Android and iOS platforms.
For Further Information, Please Contact
Corporate Communication & Community Development Group Head
PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk.
Plaza Tol Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta
Telp. (021) 841 3526 / ext. 117/118