Cikampek Utama and Kalihurip Utama Tollgates are Ready to Operate
Cikampek (5/21) - Approaching Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road Cikarang Utama Tollgate relocation on May 23, at midnight, Jasa Marga ensured the replacement, Cikampek Utama and Kalihurip Utama Tollgates, are ready to operate.
This was revealed during the visit to the two tollgates on Monday (5/20).
"Cikampek Utama's Satellite tollgate construction has entered the completion phase, meanwhile the Main Gate has reached 100%. We can assure you that by May 23 at midnight, Cikampek Utama Tollgate is ready to operate and be on service," Raddy R. Lukman, Jasa Marga's Jakarta-Cikampek Branch General Manager, says optimistically.
AJ. Dwi Winarsa, Jasa Marga Purbaleunyi Branch's General Manager, says that "Kalihurip Utama Tollgate within Purbaleunyi Toll Road is ready to serve travelers in which all the equipment are already installed," he asserts.
The construction of Cikampek Utama, which serves travelers to-and-fro the East (Cikopo-Palimanan Toll Road), and Kalihurip Utama, for the travelers to-and-fro the South (Cikampek-Purwakarta-Padalarang and Padalarang-Cileunyi Toll Road), has reached 82.61% and 83.25%, respectively.
Raddy explained that the relocation is part of Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road optimization as a Jabotabek radial toll road which heads to Jakarta to ease the traffic flow.
"We had previously begun eliminating the Barrier Tollgate at several toll segments of Jasa Marga to avoid long queues of vehicles. As an implication of the integrated toll segments, Jakarta-Tangerang Toll Segment Karang Tengah, Jagorawi Toll Road Cibubur Utama and Cimanggis Utama, Semarang Toll Road Segment A, B, C, Tembalang and Manyaran as well as JORR Toll Road Rorotan, Meruya Utama, and also Jakarta-Serpong Toll Road Bintaro Direction's Pondok Ranji Sayap Arah for example. The result is quite effective to mitigate the heavy traffic congestion on one spot. This is what to expect at Jakarta-Cikampek," he said.
"Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road transaction system becomes the last Jabotabek radial toll road which is modified into an open system," he added.
Yayat Supriatna, the Urban Expert, believed that the relocation is the reflection of the need to accelerate transportation amidst a very rapid urban growth.
"In the last several years, we can witness the many dismantled tollgates, suggesting Jasa Marga's fast response in meeting the urban transportation acceleration needs," he explained.
Tulus Abadi, Chairman of YLKI Executive Board, believed that the relocation was tardy.
"Cikarut Gate shift was a little bit behind schedule. It should have been carried out before the elevated toll construction began, as it may disrupt the traffic flow. The relocation should have escalated the toll performance and benefit the consumers," Tulus said.
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