Local news wires, including Tempo and Bisnis.Com are reporting that the Ministry of Transportation has issued Circular Letter of Director General of Land Transportation No. 3/2022, which deals with traffic arrangements during the holding of the Bali G20 Summit.
Cucu Mulyana, Director of Road Traffic of the Directorate General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, explained that there were two types of traffic arrangements during the implementation of the G20 Bali Summit, namely the odd-even plate number scheme implementation and restrictions on goods transportation operations.
Prior to implementing the policy, he had also conducted a survey ahead of time, starting from the implementation of the survey to the issuance of a circular letter, with the survey the traffic performance in Bali has begun to grow in tourism so that many roads are congested, crowded, but still running out smoothly.
The odd-even plate policy refers to the last digit of number plates; if the last digit is odd and the day is classified as an odd date you can drive on the specified roads at specified times. If it’s an even last number you can only drive your vehicle on the roads when the day’s date is an even number.
Traffic regulations through the implementation of the odd-even system and operational restrictions on goods transportation will be implemented simultaneously starting on November 11, 2022 – November 17, 2022, starting at 06:00 WITA (Central Indonesia Time) until 22:00 WITA.
Cucu explained that the trial will be conducted on November 9 and 10, 2022. To be precise, it will be conducted on November 9, 2022 starting at 11:00-16:00 WITA, while on November 10, 2022 starting at 17:00-20:00 WITA.
“Because we pay attention to tourism in Bali, which is starting to grow, so that traffic arrangements in addition to paying attention to the smooth and orderly implementation of the Summit also want to maintain the growing economy in Bali,” he added.
This traffic regulation does not apply to a number of vehicles such as vehicles belonging to the leadership of state institutions of the Republic of Indonesia, ministers and leaders of non-ministerial government institutions, leaders and officials of foreign countries, official vehicles with red plates or TNI (Indonesian Military Force) /POLRI (Indonesian Police Force) service numbers, fire engines, ambulances, transportation public with yellow plates, G20 Summit vehicles, electric motorized vehicles, vehicles for persons with disabilities, tow trucks, and vehicles for certain purposes.
Meanwhile, regarding the operational restrictions on freight transportation, it will be applied to freight cars with a Permitted Weight Amount (JBI) of more than 8,000 kilograms, freight cars with 3 axles or more, freight cars with attached trains, freight cars with trailers, freight cars used to transport soil, sand, stone, mining materials, and building materials.
Operational arrangements for the transportation of goods do not apply to freight cars transporting fuel oil or gas fuel, export and import goods from and to sea ports that handle exports and imports, bottled drinking water, livestock, fertilizers, postal delivery and money, logistics needs for the G20 Summit, staple foodstuffs.
“If there is discretion or exceptions in the event of a disaster or riot, this is something we must prepare for. The regulation of traffic through the odd-even scheme and restrictions on the transportation of goods is stated by the installation of traffic signs in accordance with applicable regulations,” he stressed.
The following is a list of 10 roads affected by the odd-even scheme in Bali during the G20 Summit, according to Tempo:
1.Simpang Pesanggaran – Simpang Sanur
2. Simpang Kuta – Simpang Pesanggaran
3. Simpang Kuta – Tugu Ngurah Rai
4. Tugu Ngurah Rai – Nusa Dua
5. Simpang Pesanggaran – Gerbang Benoa
6. Simpang Lapangan Terbang (DPS) – Tugu Ngurah Rai
7. 042 Jimbaran – Uluwatu
8. Jalan Tol Bali Mandara
9. Jalan Uluwatu II
10. Jalan Raya Kampus Udayana.