Parts of trans-Java ready for Idul Fitri exodus

Parts of trans-Java ready for Idul Fitri exodus


Malang, E. Java — The government has ensured that although construction of the trans-Java toll road is not fully complete, parts of the highway will be able to accommodate those traveling during this year’s Idul Fitri exodus. The trans-Java toll road connecting Merak in Banten and Banyuwangi in East Java will be about 1,167 kilometers long once it completes. Along 760 km of the toll road would be open for use during the exodus, according to Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono. Of the 760 km, 524 km is expected to be fully finished, with drivers expected to pay a toll to enter, while 235 km will be categorized as functional but not yet operable. The functional toll road can be passed by cars but it is not perfect and it is not free. But don’t worry because there will be rest facilities along the road,” Basuki said during a national meeting of the Indonesian Architect Association on Thursday (31/05). Basuki said trans-Java would be completed in 2019.