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DPD RI Expects Improvement in the Preparation of Homecoming 2017 from the Government

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Jakarta, dpd.go.id - Chairman of Committee II DPD RI, Parlindungan Purba still regrets the 2008 Zero Accident program from the government that has not shown any satisfactory results. This is disclosed through the Hearing (RDP) of the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (Ministry of Public Works) and Head of Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) that discuss DPD Monitoring on Implementation of Act No. 22 Year 2009 on Road Traffic and discuss the Preparation of Homecoming Flow and Backflow on Eid Day 2017 in Committee II Meeting Room, Building B DPD RI, Parliament Complex Senayan, Jakarta, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

"The number of accidents every year is increasing, therefore the infrastructure and government programs in facing Lebaran (Eid) 2017 need to be prepared, so that events in the toll Brexit (Exit Tol Brebes) last year will not happen again", says this Senator of North Sumatera

In addition, Lalu Suhaimi Ismi explains that the pilots who fly the plane should be really responsible and know the SOP because the death rate of air transport is high if there a disaster. Regarding the price of air transportation, there is a need for a definite regulation, so it is expected to be more transparent.

On the occasion, Herry Trisaputra Zuna, Head of BPJT has built 4 flyovers in Brexit and has also provided functional lines Trans Java East Brebes - Weleri along 110 KM and Route of Semarang - Surabaya as far as 227 Km.

"It is predicted that the peak of traffic this year is estimated to occur 2 days or 1 day before Lebaran, others are the preparation of ambulance and fuel from Pertamina also the preparation for tools to identify the number of vehicles and cctv that can be updated. Hopefully, 10 days before the day all functional paths will be able to be used, like he role of North and South passageways coupled with tolls, available alternate paths and also prepared the Sapta Taruna Bina Marga and posts for disaster anticipation and emergency on the route ", says Herry Zuna.

In addition, the Director General of Land Transportation, Pudji Hartanto Iskandar also explains about the preparation of Lebaran holiday year 2017. The number of facilities for the homecoming in 2017 is the addition of 2,312 buses, roro boats added with 5 boats (2 boats prepared for long distance), inter-island boats added with 5 boats, Aircrafts added with 6 aircrafts and the addition of 38 locomotives.

"The strategy for homecoming this year is that we have done intensive coordination, ramp check, free homecoming, and several posts. The existence of motorcycle ambulance  that can enter the toll for emergency and bring some water also prepared some mechanics at the posts of homecoming. The current transfer for large trucks and buses will be directed to West Brebes," says Pudji Hartanto Iskandar

At the end of the hearing, Parlindungan Purba appeals for the distribution of infrastructure not to be centralized on the island of Java alone, and appeals the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of PUPR to coordinate with DPD RI especially about problem which happened in regions. (Ast)

13 Juni 2017
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