Kamis , 31 Juli 2014, 03:34 WIB

Heavy traffic along West Java's southern highway

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Traffic jam (illustration)
Traffic jam (illustration)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANDUNG -- Heavy traffic was noted along the southern highway of West Java from Nagreg to Garut and Tasikmalaya on Wednesday morning, as thousands of people headed back after the Idul Fitri festive season.

The slow-moving procession of metal cages was also seen along the way of Cagak Nagreg to Kadungora and Limbangan, although the flow of traffic was smooth till Bandung.

"Heavy traffic also occurred along the way from Cileunyi to Cicalengka and Rancaekek; and from Nagreg to Leles, Limbangan, and Malangbong," according to Malangbong police spokesman Brigadier Dani Nuroni.

Nuroni remarked that although the traffic was much higher than expected, but on Thursday and Friday, larger number of travelers are expected to return, and therefore, the drivers should be well prepared.

"We are advising motorists to plan their trip because a lot of holiday traffic is still expected. Set aside plenty of additional travel time and consider leaving earlier or delaying the trip and coming home later," Nuroni stated.

Meanwhile, Garut police spokesman Inspector Jainuri noted that heavy traffic flow was also reported along the road between Kadungora and Leles from both directions.

According to him, the traffic density was primarily due to the returning holidaymakers, including those who were heading to numerous recreation centers in Garut.

"The road between Kadungora and Leles is congested because of the flow of tourists, homebound and returning holidaymakers," Jainuri added.

Sumber : highway, traffic