Minister Basuki Check the Readiness of Becakayu Toll Road
JAKARTA - The Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) continues to increase the length of toll roads in an effort to reduce logistics costs in Indonesia. One of the long-awaited toll road segments is Becakayu Toll Road (Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu) along 21,04 km.
This toll road construction was stalled for 20 years, before finally resumed construction in November 2014. Becakayu toll road development progress which consists of 2 sections has now reached 45,61 percent overall. From the progress, the construction of Section 1 (Kasablanka-Jaka Sampurna), especially the 1B and 1C sections connecting Cipinang Melayu-Pangkalan Jati-Jakasampurna along 8,26 km is ready to be inaugurated.
"I want to look the progress of Becakayu Toll Road directly and I will report it to the President at the cabinet meeting," said PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono who visited the Toll, Sunday (23/10/2017). While for section 1A of DI Panjaitan-Cipinang along 3.19 km is targeted to be completed in April 2018. Overall, this toll road is targeted to be operated in 2021.
Minister Basuki said that toll road festival will be held before the inauguration as part of the socialization of the use of Becakayu Toll Road. Although only part of that was inaugurated, the presence of this toll is expected to reduce the congestion that often occurs in Jalan Raya Kalimalang and Tol Jakarta Cikampek which often experience the buildup of vehicles volume at the Halim Toll Gate.
The presence of Becakayu Toll will increase the traffic flow of logistics vehicles to Karawang, Cibitung and Bandung as a result of the split traffic flow thus reducing traffic volume in Jakarta-Cikampek toll. PUPR Ministry in 2017 targeting the length of toll in Indonesia will increase 568 km. Meanwhile, in 2019, the new toll road is targeted to increase by 1,851 km.