Central Java Toll Road Preparations for Homebound Trip Service
Semarang (5/28) - PT Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk. has coordinated intensively with its Central Java business group to prepare for the 2019 Eid holiday in order to optimally serve the travelers. Jasa Marga will make sure that this year's homebound trip stay regulated and convenient.
During a discussion at PT Jasamarga Semarang Batang (JSB) Office, on Tuesday (5/28), PT JSB President Director Arie Arianto mentioned some density-prone locations on Batang-Semarang Toll Road, namely Kalikangkung, Weleri, and Kaliwungu Tollgates, as well as the rest area entrance, and Krapyak Interchange. PT JSB will, therefore, perform traffic engineering and one-way policy at Krapyak IC, post officers on accident-prone locations, coordinate with the local Police and make PT JSB call-center publicly-known.
Safety is PT JSB major consideration. Arie warns, “Two common causes of accidents are flat tires and drowsiness. Take these into account before traveling. Also, be prepared to have a sufficient balance of e-money at all times for effortless Tollgate transactions,” he advised.
Jasa Marga has also prepared Semarang ABC Toll Road, which is the access to the North Coastline, as well as the national road to Jogjakarta and to Solo. Jasa Marga Semarang Branch Operation DGM Mulyanto mentioned that the peak homebound holiday at Krapyak Tollgate 1 is predicted to fall on June 1, 2019 (Day-4) with an assumed number of vehicles to reach 21,324. There will be seven booths at the Tollgate with 4 mobile readers on standby. Two mobile readers will be stationed at Krapyak 2 Tollgate. There will also be additional top-up drive-thru at Tembalang, Manyaran, and Srondol Tollgates as well as rest area km 05+000 banks' mobile service.
Jasa Marga Semarang Branch which manages Semarang ABC Toll Road has also prepared a 24-hour e-toll top-up drive-thru, between May 30 and June 11, 2019, and collaborated with the State Oil Mining Company to supply packaged fuels, between Day-10 and Day+10, at Rest Area 05 B.
PT Trans Marga Jateng (TMJ) President Director David Wijayatno also mentioned Semarang-Solo Toll Road services approaching the 2019 homebound and post-homebound holiday to anticipate heavy traffic congestions on the toll road.
Semarang-Solo Toll Segment accommodates incoming and outcoming travelers, both on homebound and on vacation. Thus, the traffic flow heading East and vice versa will predictably be balanced. PT TMJ has added 20 automatic operational booths at Banyumanik Tollgate from the previous 12 units to increase transaction capacity and reduce long queues of vehicles. The V/C ratio will, therefore, still range between 0.6-0.7 by the upcoming peak homebound holiday.
PT TMJ has also prepared 40 units of mobile readers and 59 on-call officers as well as replacing old Electronic Data Capture (EDC) machine at all the gates, from all the banks who had collaborated in the cashless program, so that travelers would have the convenience to perform e-toll top-ups.
Rest Area 429A has already provided top-up services both at the retailer and at the ATM Center. Travelers may perform top-ups up to a maximum IDR 2 million for every e-toll card and should make sure the balance is sufficient for the journey.
PT Jasamarga Solo Ngawi (JSN) President Director Ari Wibowo pointed out the difference between Solo-Ngawi with other toll roads in Central Java in terms of the density-prone areas and the incoming homebound vehicles from the West and East.
“Unlike any other toll roads, our toll road exit has the susceptibility of being congested,” he explained.
These toll exits are Ngemplak, Colomadu, and Gondangrejo. The last one is still under consideration as to whether it will functionally operate completely. Coordinations have thus been made.
PT JSN also pays attention to the potential traffic-density at the Tollgates. Transaction capacities have thus been escalated into 9 satellite booths at Colomadu Tollgate and 5 at Ngemplak Tollgate, including additional 8 mobile readers. Top-ups have been facilitated at all gates and rest areas (6 rest areas at km 519 A & B, 538 A & B, and 575 A & B). Travelers can also find Information Centres for any inquiries.
There will be 476 Toll Road officers from the usual 179, particularly on standby for top-up assistance and to secure the territory within police synergy.
Meanwhile, Urbanist Yayat Supriatna believes rest area management is crucial for a well-regulated homebound and post-homebound traffic flow. The design should then be considered in advance.
For more information, please contact:
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Tel. (021) 841 3526 / ext. 117/118