Chinese New Year which falls on Sunday (22/1) is predicted to increase people’s mobility because it coincides with the long weekend. During the Chinese New Year holiday period, Jasa Marga predicts that as many as 771,144 vehicles will leave the Jabotabek (Greater Jakarta) area.
This figure is precisely on D-2 to D+2 or Friday, January 20 to Tuesday, January 24. Corporate Communication & Community Development Group Head of Jasa Marga Lisye Octaviana said this figure had increased to 12.12 percent compared to normal traffic.
Lisye said, for the distribution of traffic leaving Jabotabek from the three directions, the majority of 359,691 vehicles, or 21.28 percent headed east (Trans Java and Bandung), then 221,827 vehicles, or 2.98 percent headed west (Merak), and 169,373 vehicles or 8.06 percent heading south (Puncak).
For vehicles heading east (Trans Java and Bandung), traffic leaving Jabotabek is headed for the Trans Java route via the Cikampek Main GT Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, with a total of 176,141 vehicles, an increase of 24 percent from normal traffic.
Meanwhile, traffic leaving Jabotabek is headed for Bandung via GT Kalihurip Main on the Cipularang Toll Road, with a total of 183,550 vehicles, an increase of 18.77 percent from normal traffic.
The total traffic leaving Jabotabek from the Trans Java and Bandung directions via the two GTs is 359,691 vehicles, an increase of 21.28 percent from normal traffic.
Meanwhile, traffic leaving Jabotabek heading west or Merak via GT Cikupa Tangerang-Merak Toll Road amounted to 221,827 vehicles, an increase of 2.98 percent from normal traffic.
Meanwhile, the number of vehicles leaving Jabotabek heading towards Puncak via GT Ciawi Jagorawi Toll Road was 169,373 vehicles, an increase of 8.06 percent from normal traffic.
For information, Imlek is a Chinese New Year celebration that falls on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar.
This celebration lasts for several days and is celebrated by Chinese people around the world. This Sunday tomorrow coincides with the Lunar New Year 2574 Kongzili.
On the Chinese New Year 2023, you will be born as the Water Rabbit. The Water Rabbit, in Chinese belief, is a symbol of longevity, prosperity, and peace.