JAKARTADAILY.ID – The celebration of Eid al-Fitr 1444 Hijri, also known as Eid 2023, is fast approaching, and with it comes the annual tradition of mudik or homecoming. The police in Jakarta, known as Polda Metro Jaya, have predicted that the peak of the homecoming rush will occur in two waves, as will the return flow.
According to Kabid Humas Polda Metro Jaya, Kombes Pol Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko, the first wave of the peak of the Eid 2023 homecoming rush will begin on Friday, April 14, 2023. The second wave is expected to take place on April 18-19, 2023.
In addition, Polda Metro Jaya Ditlantas, the traffic department of the police, has also predicted that the return flow of mudik will occur in two waves. The first wave is expected to peak on April 25-26, 2023, with the second wave expected to head to Jakarta from April 30 to May 1, 2023.
To ensure the safety and security of travelers during this busy period, Polda Metro Jaya Ditlantas, along with related agencies, has coordinated efforts to carry out security and arrangements during the homecoming and return flows.
One of the measures being taken is the establishment of 37 security posts throughout the city, located on toll roads, arterial roads, terminals, stations, ports, airports, and tourist attractions. These posts will be staffed by police and security personnel to monitor the flow of traffic and prevent any potential security threats.
The police also urge travelers to cooperate with the security personnel and follow traffic rules and regulations to ensure a smooth and safe journey. They advise travelers to check the condition of their vehicles before starting their journey, take regular breaks during the trip, and avoid overloading their vehicles.
In addition to these measures, Polda Metro Jaya is also working with other agencies to ensure the availability of essential services, such as fuel and medical services, along the travel routes.
The annual mudik tradition during Eid is a time of great excitement and anticipation for many Indonesians, as they return to their hometowns to celebrate the holiday with their families. However, it is also a period of increased traffic, which can lead to congestion, accidents, and security threats.
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