Friday, 22 May 2020 08:17

WTR forecasts significant drop in traffic volume before Idul Fitri

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

 

 

Indonesia's toll road operator PT Waskita Toll Road (WTR) has projected a major decline in toll road traffic volume under its management ahead of Idul Fitri. WTR Corporate Secretary Alex Siwu noted in a statement here on Thursday that traffic volume is projected to decline by 80 percent on the Jakarta toll road, and drop by 60 percent on the Trans Java toll road, as compared to the volume before the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). The decline is also attributable to the government's ban on mudik, or the annual exodus, to stem the transmission of COVID-19.

WTR, a subsidiary of state-owned construction company PT Waskita Karya, has established a task force, that will work in coordination with the police and Transportation Ministry, to ensure the smooth flow of traffic on toll roads and provide roadside assistance. The task force will also ensure that the toll roads are in good condition. Facilities at rest areas, such as mosques, toilets, gas stations, and food stations, will remain open to the public, with the health protocol in place to contain COVID-19 transmission//Ant

Read 43 times