BANDUNG-West Java Governor, Ahmad Heryawan, said, in order to accelerate the flow of homecoming and the reverse flow of Lebaran, West java Provincial Government (Pemprov Jabar) will widen or expand the flow lane from Limbangan to Garut.
"We will propose the short term to the central government, hopefully has been planned, because in addition to our input, from the Police there is also a suggestion to widen the road to the Garut from Limbangan," he told reporters at Gedung Sate Bandung, Monday (3/7) 2017).
As for the long term, Heryawan said, in the pathway there must be a highway. West Java Provincial Government itself has reached the central government through the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing.
"Insya Allah, we are planning, although the implementation can be 5 years later, but the toll road development has been planned from now," he said.
According to him, the region is part of the development of South West Java is now considered increasingly stretched. While the southern path was only formed after the Cileunyi region.
"Except from the local homecoming flow such as from southern Banten through Cisolok, Pelabuhan Ratu and Jampang Kulon via the southern route, while the traffic density is on the north and central roads such as Bogor, Cianjur, Sukabumi, plus from Jakarta," he said.
Aher, Governor of West Java, is also assessed, overall flow in 2017 is including the best of the year compared to previous years. It happened because the holiday period is long enough, for instance school holidays that began since June 19, 2017 and work off since June 23, 2017.
"This year's homecoming flow does not leave any problems because of the long holiday period, it is quite regular when travelling back and forth as well," he said.
Aher admitted although it is assessed smoothly but still there can be congestion on the southern routes such as in Garut, Malangbong, and Tasikmalaya. This is due to the flow of mudik coincided with the flow of holiday convenience to various recreational places in the southern route such as Pangandaran, South Garut, and South Tasikmalaya.
"Indeed, the flow of homecoming coincided with the flow of holiday recreation to places on the southern route such as Pangandaran, South Garut, and South Tasikmalaya and they come back in the same time. Because of that, the traffic jam increases during the flow back of Lebaran," he explained.
According to him, the peak of Lebaran back flow will be on Saturday, June 1, 2017 or D + 6. Whereas last week, the back flow of Lebaran that flew in West Java is not so dense.
"The most crowded was on Saturday night, and on Sunday night was not too crowded," he added
According to Aher, this backflow density can be overcome with good traffic management.
"Everything is solved with good traffic management," he concluded.