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Welcomes Eid al Adha, Minister of PUPR Send Sapta Siaga Team

Ahead of Eid al-Adha which will fall on Friday, September 1, 2017, Ministry of PUPR through Directorate General of Highways re-alert Sapta Taruna Preparedness Team on posts in the lane of going home to help smooth the traffic. The Alert Sapta Taruna Team will be on duty from 30 August to 3 September 2017.

The team posts will be equipped with equipment, materials and equipment to anticipate road damage as well as natural disasters, such as floods and landslides which may result in disruption of road function.

The Alert Saga Team Taruna was previously activated during the Idul Fitri back and forth flow of late June.

"We reactivate the post and the Alert Team of Sapta Taruna that we have formed to help smooth the flow of Idul Fitri going home yesterday." In the future, it will also be active during the commemoration of other big days, such as Christmas and New Year, "explained Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono some time ago.

Communities can also participate in providing road damage information by calling Call Center 0812-8383-5757. Road users can also report road conditions through our "Street Apps" which can be downloaded on playstore or appstore.

Minister Basuki also conveyed that the Pantura line is still the main route of the homecoming back and forth. However, for the emergency-opened Brebes-Gringsing Expressway at Lebaran June 2017, this time it was not opened during Idul Adha holidays, in order to provide adequate time for completion of toll road construction work.

The Ministry of PUPR targets that on Idul Fitr festival in 2018, there will be no more emergency lane for the Brebes - Gringsing Toll. At the end of 2018, it is expected that all Trans Java Tolls will be fully connected.

With no emergency toll road being opened, Minister Basuki will optimize national roads and alternative routes. In addition four flyover train crossing that is in the road Pejagan-Prupuk Dermoleng, Klonengan, Kesambi and Kretek can be passed safely and comfortably because it has been completed entirely.

Minister Basuki also appealed and appealed to the community to celebrate Eid al-Adha in their respective cities, due to the short duration of the holiday, in addition the Government also did not issue a holiday together for Eid al-Adha in 2017.

Meanwhile, Director General of Highways Ministry of PUPR Arie Setiadi Moerwanto said that the public has great expectations of road conditions and smooth flow of vehicles due to Idul Fitri Idul Fitri two months ago considered quite successful. Therefore, the Directorate General of Highways will also temporarily suspend the implementation of road handling and moving heavy equipment so as not to disturb the passing vehicle speed.

"I also ask the friends of the Directorate General of Highways (Bina Marga) to work closely with the river basin, the Directorate General of Water Resources to deal with the flood that inundated the road. Provide the best service to the community, do not disappoint road users, "said Arie.

Source: pu.go.id

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