Vehicles lined up at the toll gate Cipali, Palimanan Cirebon, West Java last week. (Antara Photo/Dedhez Angara)

Inbound Traffic in Cipali Decreases Ahead of Last School Vacation Weekend

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

JULY 16, 2016

Jakarta. Inbound traffic along the Cipali toll road, passing through the Palimanan toll gates in Cirebon, West Java, has began to drop off, with a decrease on Friday (15/07) compared to the previous day.

Toll operator Lintas Marga Sedaya Hudaya deputy director Arryanto said the peak passed within the last couple of days.

“We recorded 42,200 cars on a daily basis, or a decline of 11 percent compared to the previous day’s volume at 47,770 cars,” Arryanto said on Friday.

He predicted a slight increase for the end of school vacation this weekend.

Arryanto advised drivers to prepare change or toll cards ahead of reaching the gates in an effort to reduce waiting time.

The toll cards, introduced as part of the e-pay system, are recommended as transactions are faster and more convenient to drivers.

“[Attendants] will still be deployed to serve small exchanges to shorten the transaction time at the toll gate,” Arryanto said.

Holiday travelers returned to Jakarta this week, with the capital's traffic returning to its usual heavy state.

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