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Traffic Volume in Tangerang-Merak Toll Road Increases: Sign of Improving Economy?

The traffic volume along the Tangerang-Merak toll road in the first half of 2018 increased by 2.13%. On average, the number of cars that pass the toll road every day is estimated to be 137,432. This might be a sign of improving Indonesian economy.

“The figure is in line with the 5.95% economic growth of the province of Banten in the first quarter of 2018. Compared to the previous year, this growth is higher by 0.05% than 5.90%,” Tangerang-Merak toll road operator Marga Mandala Sakti Operations Division Head Ega N. Boga said, as quoted from BisnisIndonesia.com (July 19).

Moreover, the growth in traffic volume is supported by the addition of eight Automatic Toll Booths (known as GTOs) at the Cikupa Toll Gate, two at East Balaraja Toll Gate, and two at West Balaraja Toll Gate.

GTOs have also been installed in other toll gates along the road: two each at Cikande, East Serang, West Serang, East Cilegon, and West Cilegon Toll Gates. In total, there are 23 GTOs installed along the Tangerang-Merak Toll Road.

Besides the installment of new toll booths, service improvement is also carried out by adding a new lane from Cikupa KM 31+200 to West Balaraja KM 39+200. Where there were only three lanes, now there are four, to increase the convenience of toll users.

As for the vehicles that cross the toll road, Ega explained that 76.97% of them are of Group I, 12.70% of Group II, 6.65% of Group III, 1.94% of Group IV, and 1.75% of Group V.

The increase of traffic volume hit its peak in June (3.4%), thanks to the Eid al-Fitr homebound trips. However, an increase of 3.04% was also observed in February.

The addition of facilities and the improvement of service on the Tangerang-Merak Toll road is a breath of fresh air for industry. They hopefully will help goods distribution to be smoother and more efficient.

The distribution needs can also be more effective with the support of a trusted logistics provider such as SELOG. As a subsidiary of PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA) under Astra, SELOG offers professional logistics service.

SELOG guarantees the goods to be delivered safely, on time, and without defect. A company can also use SELOG’s Warehouse Management System. Please click on this link to know further about the SELOG’s services that are suitable for your business.

Hopefully, the economy can improve even better with the support of prime infrastructure and logistics. The people can also enjoy a better life quality.


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