Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga announced here on Wednesday that it has temporarily suspended e-toll card expiry during the Eid al-Fitr homebound and outbound exodus season.

The policy has been devised to ensure the smooth flow of cars on toll roads during the Eid holiday season, Jasa Marga spokesperson Lisye Octaviana informed.

An e-toll card expires when user exceeded twice the normal travel time on the toll road and can't be used to open the automatic exit barrier.

Expired cards then need to be reactivated with the help of a toll gate worker to pay the toll fee.

Jasa Marga has predicted that the peak of this year's Eid homebound exodus could occur on Saturday (April 6, 2024), with around 259 thousand vehicles passing through four main toll gates.

The four toll gates are Cikampek Utama and Kalihurip Utama (Trans Java and Bandung), Ciawi (heading to Puncak resort), and Cikupa (heading to Merak ferry port).

Meanwhile, the peak of outbound Eid travel is expected on April 15, with about 300 thousand vehicles passing through the four main toll gates, she informed.

A joint survey conducted by the Transportation Ministry and Communication and Informatics Ministry revealed that 193.6 million residents are expected to travel during this year's Eid al-Fitr holiday season.

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