The end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 have become turning points for Indonesian holidays. Vehicle mobilization on the Trans Sumatera Toll Road even reached 1.27 million vehicles.
Hutama Karya (Persero) recorded a total of 1.27 million vehicles crossing all sections on the Trans Sumatera Toll Road (JTTS) during the Christmas and New Year periods from 18 December 2022 to 2 January 2023.
Koentjoro explained that the traffic had grown by up to 120 percent compared to last year’s Nataru moment.
Koentjoro also added that the toll road that had the highest traffic growth during the Christmas and New Year moments was the Sigli – Banda Aceh Toll Road with an increase in growth of up to 281 percent.
Hutama Karya has predicted that this section will be the most widely traversed because this toll road has the highest growth, last year’s Nataru with 10,000 vehicles.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) recorded the total movement of people by public transport on Monday (2/1/2023), a total of 679,338 passengers in all modes of transportation.
“This number has increased compared to Sunday (1/1), with a movement of 660,502 passengers,” said Ministry of Transportation spokesperson Adita Irawati, quoted from a press release, Tuesday (3/1/2023).
Cumulatively, the number of passenger movements using public transportation during the Christmas 2022 period and the 2023 New Year until yesterday increased to a total of 10.3 million people.
The total movement volume of 10.3 million public transport passengers is a cumulative figure across all modes of transportation, which was calculated for 15 monitoring days from 19 December 2022 to 2 January 2023.
“This number has increased by 71.09 percent when compared to the same period last year’s Nataru holiday, namely 6,028,618 passengers,” Adita explained.
The number of public transport passengers during the December 2022-January 2023 holiday period is getting closer to pre-pandemic levels.
In 2019, the number of public transport passengers in the same period was recorded at 13.1 million passengers.