Indonesian President Joko Widodo observed the construction of Gempol -Pasuruan Toll Road Section 2 of 6.6 kilometers long Rembang - Pasuruan route. During his visit to Pasuruan Regency on Saturday (12/5) President Joko Widodo conveyed that the section 2 of Gempol Pasuruan toll road has entered the feasible operation process on Eid Al-Fitr or Lebaran 2018. During his visit, the President confirmed that the toll roads from Merak-Banten to Pasuruan-East Java will be used to support the smooth flow of homecoming. The President ensured although there are several segments with functional status, it can be used before Idul Fitri.
“We want to ensure the use of toll road for homecoming. We make sure toll road from Merak to Pasuruan can be used for homecoming. Although there are several kilometers still in functional condition, it will be operated. We hoped Lebaran this year, we have better road and smooth traffic,” President Joko Widodo said.
Gempol-Pasuruan toll road section 2 will provide an option for travelers who will pass the route Surabaya-Pasuruan through Pantura or North Coast line. Gempol-Pasuruan toll road that can be passed on the upcoming Lebaran season, namely section 1 of Gempol-Rembang and section 2 of Rembang-Pasuruan. The 34.15 km Gempol-Pasuruan toll road is targeted to be completed by the end of 2018 which will connect Gempol to Probolinggo. Furthermore, in 2019 it is expected that the development will continue to connect Merak-Banyuwangi. (VOI/Ndy/trs.Rezha/NT)