Bakauheni-Kotabaru toll road segment ready for use

Bakauheni-Kotabaru toll road segment ready for use

President Joko Widodo (second right) when reviewing the construction of the Bakauheni-Palembang Toll Road in Lampung recently. (ANTARA PHOTO/Puspa Perwitasari/hp)

Bandarlampung, Lampung (ANTARA News) - The Trans Sumatra toll road segment of Bakauheni-Kotabaru in Lampung Province is ready for use, starting December 22, 2018, according to Lampung Transportation Office Head Qodratul Ikhwan.

"Only the Bakauheni-Kotabaru toll road segment will be operational on Dec 22, but several points for the Kotabaru-Terbangi Besar segment must be completed," Ikhwan remarked when confirmed during a telephonic conversation here on Monday.

He explained that as a precautionary measure against a surge in vehicles on the Soekarno-Hatta Trans Sumatra road to Bakauheni Port, the Bakauheni-Kotabaru toll road segment can be used from Dec 22.

However, he called on toll road users along the Bakauheni-Kotabaru toll road segment to remain more vigilant and careful while passing through, as a shortcoming in the form of inadequate street lighting still exists.

Ikhwan admitted to not being aware of the exact toll tariffs that were applicable, but it was estimated that they were still free or unpaid.

"It looks like it is still free to welcome Christmas 2018 and the New Year 2019," he added.

Reporting by Triono Subagyo, Emir FS
Editing by Otniel Tamindael, Fardah Assegaf

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