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Ministry of Transport Anticipates Public Movement on Vesak Long Holiday

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VOInews, Jakarta: The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) anticipates an increase in community mobility during the 2024 Vesak Day holiday. This anticipation is done by improving services and supervision, both in land, sea, air and rail transport.

"Ahead of the Vesak long holiday, from 23 to 26 May 2024, the Ministry of Transportation has prepared various efforts to ensure that public mobility can run smoothly, safely, comfortably and safely," said Ministry of Transportation Spokesperson Adita Irawati in Jakarta, Wednesday (22/5/2024).


As quoted from a written statement received on Wednesday (22/5/2024), the Ministry of Transport ensures the operation of transport by conducting vehicle safety checks or inspections (ramp checks). "In air transport, the Directorate of Air Transport directly conducts ramp checks at Soekarno Hatta Airport and Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport. In addition, ramp checks are also carried out by the Airport Authority in each region," wrote the Ministry of Transportation.


Furthermore, on land transport, checks are carried out on public buses and tourism buses. "The Ministry of Transport in coordination with the Korlantas Polri and the Regency / City Transportation Office has made efforts to curb the operation of public buses and tourism buses by prioritising road safety aspects. Meanwhile, users of land public transport services are encouraged to check the licence and roadworthiness of the fleet through the Mitra Darat application and," he continued.

Safety and operational feasibility checks are also carried out on train and ship transportation. The Directorate General of Sea Transportation also increased supervision at ports throughout Indonesia through the Harbour Master and Port Authority (KSOP) Office, especially at tourist ports.


In addition, the Ministry has coordinated with stakeholders and transport operators to improve supervision and services at passenger density points, both at terminals, stations, airports and ports. "We continue to coordinate with operators of transportation facilities and infrastructure to maximise services to passengers. Officers at terminals, airports, stations and harbours will be increased, especially in areas that are congested and have the potential for long queues," Adita added.


On the other hand, the Ministry of Transport urges the public to always comply with applicable regulations, report if they find a problematic fleet, and anticipate the potential for bad weather during the trip.

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