Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of vehicles returning to Jakarta and its surroundings (Jabotabek) had reached 961,852 since the Eid celebration until April 14, increasing by 41.03 percent from 681,996 vehicles during normal conditions.

Head of Marketing Communication Department at state-owned toll road operator Jasa Marga, Faiza Riani, said on Monday that the number is the cumulative figure for traffic flow from four main toll gates (GTs) in West Java: Cikupa, Ciawi, Cikampek Utama, and Kalihurip Utama.

In comparison with the Eid homecoming exodus last year, the traffic volume was 3.1 percent lower than 992,223 vehicles in 2023.

She said that 54.1 percent of the traffic to Jabotabek came from Trans Java and Bandung, 24.9 percent from Merak, and 21.1 percent from Puncak.

Jasa Marga recorded 294,305 vehicles returning to Jabotabek from Trans Java through the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, an increase of 118.4 percent from normal conditions.

Meanwhile, 225,738 vehicles returned to Jabotabek from Bandung through the Cipularang Toll Road, a surge of 45.7 percent from normal days, and 239,316 vehicles returned from Merak through the Tangerang-Merak Toll Road, an increase of 7.7 percent from normal conditions.

As many as 202,493 vehicles returned to Jabotabek from Puncak through the Jagorawi Toll Road, an increase of 19 percent from normal conditions.

Riani called on Eid travelers, who are still in their hometowns, to arrange their return travel as the peak return flow is expected on Monday.

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Translator: Aji Cakti, Resinta Sulistiyandari
Editor: Anton Santoso
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