TEMPO.CO, Serang – Banten Police planned to impose an odd traffic policy for vehicles traveling to the tourist areas of Cilegon, Pandeglang and Lebak during the Eid al-Fitr 1443 Hijri, or Lebaran holiday.
Regional police spokesman Chief Commissioner Shinto Silitonga said the traffic rules are aimed at maintaining the safety and comfort of people wishing to spend their long vacations in the Banten area.
“The odd-even policy will be applied specifically in tourist destinations, as was previously implemented in late 2021 for the convenience of visitors,” Shinto said.
The number of people traveling to Banten during the upcoming Eid holidays is likely to increase. In addition, locals not participating in Eid homecoming trips or mudik are potentially swarming tourist attractions, including religious sites.
“If there are traffic jams, Banten Police will enforce a one-way traffic policy at certain times,” he added.
Cilegon, Pandeglang and Lebak Resort Police will also set up checkpoints. Several destinations in Banten that are tourist friendly to visit include Anyer Beach, Carita Beach, hotels and chalets or tourist huts.
“At present, the Banten police continue to disseminate the implementation of the even-odd traffic policy to the community which will take effect from D-7 to D+7 of Eid al-Fitr,” said declared Shinto.
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