The road was in good shape to facilitate Idul Fitri holiday travelers. It is better than last year."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - A member of the House of Representatives Commission V Cucun Ahmad Syamsurijal has praised the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry for the improvement in road infrastructure made to accommodate the exodus of homebound travelers this year.

"The road was in good shape to facilitate Idul Fitri holiday travelers. It is better than last year," Cucun said here on Thursday.

He further remarked that the development of infrastructure projects has become one of priorities of the central government.

However, the government should be concerned about the numerous sections of road that are prone to landslides during the rainy season.

The roads are on the Bandung-Nagreg-Garut-Tasikmalaya-Ciamis-Banjarnegara-Cilacap route.

With regards to Javas northern coastal highway, locally known as Pantura, he noted that the police should offer an alternate route to reduce traffic congestion.

Pantura is now ready for this years Idul Fitri holiday travelers, according to Cirebon Police Spokesman Adjunct Senior Commissioner Sugeng Maryanto.

Sugeng said highway construction company PT Bina Marga has repaired the Pantura highway, and it is now ready for use by Lebaran homebound travelers, better known as "pemudik."

"We have just received a letter from Bina Marga, saying the repair work on the Pantura highway has been completed, and the road is now ready for use," Suseng remarked.

Although the repair work is said to have been completed, Suseng said he would re-check the main route and the alternate route that will be used by the "pemudik."

He further said that if there is still room for some improvement, the police will seek help from the related agencies to make the changes.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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