Minister of Public Works and People's Housing, Basuki Hadimoeljono said at the Presidential Office in Jakarta more recently that the government has set up road infrastructure to be passed by the travelers at the upcoming Idul Fitri celebration. He saidthat in Java, the government has set up three national road lanes that have been ready to be used. In addition, the government has also prepared a toll road to smoothen the flow of forthcoming Lebaran or Eid ul Fitri festivity.
“In Java, there are 3 lanes of national road: Pantura (the east coast), the central and Pansela (southern coast) lanes consisting of 1,341 km long in the eastern coast (Pantura), 1,197 km long in the central lane, and 1,405 km long in the south from Bayah to Pacitan. Banyuwangi is still being done this year. So, the total is 3,943 km, 90 percent is in good condition, better from last 2017. In addition to the national road, there are also 760 km long highways from Jakarta to Surabaya, 525 kilometers of them are fully operational. Meanwhile, the functional toll road is 235 km. This is in progress and should be ready by 30 of May. Why functional? Because there is no marker yet, no limits, it is functional, not emergency roads,” said Basuki.
Furthermore, Minister Basuki Hadimoeljono mentioned that to provide comfort for travelers, the government will provide type A rest areas in every 20 kilometers of toll roads. He also remarked that at each rest area, there will be public toilet, restaurants, gas stations, health facility, police station and parking lot. (VOI/Ndy/RHM)