Fri, 14 Jan 2000

Extra buses carry holidaymakers

PURWOKERTO, Central Java: More than 100 extra buses have been sent from Jakarta to transport Idul Fitri holidaymakers from Central Java, chief of the local state-owned bus company (PPD) Anton Sudarto said on Thursday.

"We estimate the exodus will peak today (Thursday) or tomorrow night, with some 30,000 people leaving for Jakarta by bus," Anton said.

Heavy traffic congestion was reported on the south coast road in the province. Major roads Jl. Raya Ajibarang, Jl. Raya Wangon, Jl. Raya Buntu and Jl. Taya Bumiayu saw an average of 45 vehicles passing per minute on Thursday, the local land traffic transportation agency said. (45/edt)