image source, Aprillio Akbar/ANTARA PHOTOS


Homecoming vehicles pass towards Jabodetabek on the Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, Karawang, West Java, Sunday (8/5/2022).

In order to avoid traffic jams during the backflow, which is feared to occur on Sunday (08/05) night, the government has asked residents to postpone their return to Jakarta.

For this reason, the government has stated that it has allowed state civil servants (ASN) to work from home. Private employees are also encouraged to do the same.

However, a transport observer said the call was “sudden” so “it won’t have much impact on the ground”.

The Ministry of Transportation on Sunday (08/05) afternoon predicts that there are still 46-47% of residents who have not returned to Jakarta after the Lebaran homecoming. Thus, the government implements one way or one way to Jakarta.