Jakarta (ANTARA) -
State construction company PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk dispatched its fleet of 52 buses to transport 2,300 travelers for free under a homecoming program called the BUMN Mudik Bareng during Eid 2019.

Corporate Office employees, business units, subsidiaries and their families and workers in various Waskita Karya projects in Greater Jakarta, East Java, and Sumatra were part of the free homecoming program held by the company for the second time.

"The 2019 homecoming travel along with the BUMN Mudik Bareng program is a form of social responsibility that turns out to be in demand among employees and their families, project workers, and the general public, so the target of 2,300 travelers can be achieved quickly," Director of PT Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk, I Gusti Ngurah Putra noted in a written statement in Jakarta on Thursday.

Putra is optimistic that the program would be able to ease and facilitate the homecoming flow, lessen the number of land accidents, and reduce the burden on travelers in the face of Eid al-Fitr.

The buses carrying the Waskita Karya homecoming participants were dispatched simultaneously from different locations on Thursday, May 30, 2019. However, several business units send their employees on May 26 and 29 2019, which are from the Minangkabau Airport Project and the Kriyan-Legundi-Bunder-Manyar Toll Project (KLBM).

In addition to one bus departing from the Bung Karno Stadium, 51 others took off from 11 departure points in Greater Jakarta, East Java, and Sumatra.

The 11 departure points are in Waskita Rajawali Tower, Cimanggis-Cibitung Tollways (CCTW) Cileungsi, Tambun, Bogor, BP Cinere, Subang, Karawang, Nines Apartment, Yukata Apartment, Bung Karno Main Stadium, and Padang.

Waskita Karya 2019 Mudik Bareng offers facilities to employees and project workers to visit their hometowns on various routes on the North Java Coast, such as Cirebon, Brebes, Tegal, Pekalongan, Semarang, and Surabaya.

The southern route of Java is covered and becomes the destination for travelers is Bandung, Garut, Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Cilacap, Yogyakarta, Solo, Ngawi, Madiun, Blitar, and Tulungagung.

During this Idul Fitri 2019 homecoming, Waskita Karya has re-optimized the management of the Trans-Java toll roads to be used as homecoming routes including the Pejagan-Pemalang Section 3 and 4, Pemalang-Batang Toll Road, Batang-Semarang Toll Road, Salatiga-Kartasura Toll Road section, and Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi (Bocimi) Toll Road.

These toll roads aim to help travelers reach their respective hometowns.

Translator: Eliswan Azly
Editor: Suharto
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