Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi monitored the return flow of Eid or Lebaran 2018 travelers on several locations from air using a helicopter on Monday.

"I want to see the condition of the return flow when travelers are entering the peak time, so that efforts can be made soon if there is a problem with traffic," Sumadi told the press at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta, on Monday.

The transportation minister was accompanied by Director General of Land Transport Budi Setiyadi and Managing Director of PT Jasa Marga Desi Arryani while monitoring the travelers` return flow.

A number of locations were reviewed, including toll roads and non toll roads that lead to Tegal, Pekalongan, Kali Kuto Bridge, and Cikopo in Java.

"We also conducted a ground-based review to monitor the condition of toll roads and non-toll roads," he explained.

He added that, in general, the return flow of travelers went on well, even though there were some points that were experiencing congestion. The result of the homecoming flow evaluation also went on well, and there were people who were still going home after Lebaran.

"Yesterday, I reviewed the Senen Railway Station, and travelers were still going home by train after Lebaran," he noted.

Lebaran D-Day took place on Friday and Saturday.

Through air monitoring, Antara reported that the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road to West Java was still crowded, even though there was no traffic jam.

A traffic congestion of about 300 meters occurred before the Cikarut Toll Gate. After that, the traffic was smooth again. Similarly, there was a dense flow of traffic, but there was no traffic jam on the toll road to Jakarta.

Reported by Ahmad Wijaya

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