BANDUNG CITY- The importance of movement facilities for people, goods, and services in the national and regional transportation system is the basis for the construction of the Gedebage-Garut-Tasikmalaya-Cilacap Toll corridor in West Java.
However, the problem in the current network system is an increase in vehicle volume, causing congestion during the mudik and return flow of Eid.
To that end, the Governor of West Java (West Java) Ridwan Kamil also directly led the meeting to accelerate the construction of toll road infrastructure along approximately 205 kilometers (km) at Gedung Sate in Bandung on Wednesday (9/25/19).
One of them is the agenda, discussing the area crossed by the toll road and the position of the toll exit. "(Development) in accordance with progress. So Phase I of the Gedebage Regency of Bandung, Garut to Tasikmalaya. Then later we will continue to Phase II of Tasikmalaya, Banjar, Pangandaran to Cilacap," said Emil - greeting Ridwan Kamil.
With a consortium by PT. Jasa Marga (Persero) Tbk as the manager of the toll road construction, it is estimated that the Phase I budget includes investment and construction costs reaching approximately Rp60 trillion. The same number is also referred to as the budget value for Phase II.
Emil also emphasized that the acceleration meeting this time was a finalization in determining the contract, especially related to land acquisition, which was a long and difficult process.
"In general, 90 percent of all point to positive things so we speed up so that the time comes no more Lebaran traffic jams," Emil said.
Meanwhile, Director of the Freight and Urban Road of the Directorate General of Highways of the Ministry of PUPR Hedy Rahardian explained, the Gedebage-Tasikmalaya Phase I mileage was 95.2 km and Tasikmalaya-Cilacap was 111 km long.
Hedy also said that 200 km is the longest consistency given by the government for toll road construction.
As planned, the proposed location determination process was carried out in May 2019 to April 2020. While the prequalification process took place from October to December 2019, the auction process was from December 2019 to June 2020, the land acquisition process was from April 2020 to 2022, the Phase I reconstruction process was the Gedebage-Tasikmalaya segment. in 2022-2024, and the toll road is planned to operate in April 2024.