AKAP service is reopened, the number of passengers tends to increase

The increase in the number of AKAP passengers was observed in 3 of the 4 type A terminals under the leadership of BPTJ.

Jakarta (medialnews) – The Jabodetabek Transportation Management Agency (BPTJ) said there has been an increase in passenger numbers since the reopening of Inter-Provincial Inter-Provincial (AKAP) and Interprovincial (AKDP) Transportation Services, after the completion of the elimination of the return period from May 6 to 17, 2021.

“On a typical day, such as January to March, on average per day, the Bogor Baranangsiang terminal serves around 203 passengers. After the elimination of the ride home, the Baranangsiang terminal would serve an average of up to 221 passengers per day, ”BPTJ chief Polana B. Pramesti said in a press release in Jakarta on Sunday.

Polana said the increase in AKAP passenger numbers has been observed at 3 of the 4 Type A terminals under the leadership of BPTJ.

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He said that based on data from May 18 to 21, 2021, there was an increase in the number of AKAP passenger departures from Depok Jatijajar terminal, Tangerang Poris Plawad terminal and Bogor Baranangsiang terminal, while specifically for the terminal from Pondok Cabe Sud Tangerang, there was no increase.

The increase occurred with the assumption with respect to the average number of passengers during normal hours, namely in January-March 2021.

Polana said that an increase in the number of AKAP service users of 8.87% was recorded at the Bogor Baranangsiang terminal.

Polana explained that the most targeted destinations were Wonosobo in Central Java and Lampung and Padang in Sumatra.

“At the Bogor Baranangsiang terminal, there are at least 24 POs operating to serve AKAP,” he said.

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Meanwhile, for AKAP service users at Poris Plawad terminal, Tangerang, Polana revealed that after the elimination of the return period, there was an increase of about 74%.

“If in normal times the average daily service is around 446 people, then after the return home elimination period, the Poris Plawad terminal serves an average of 776 passengers per day,” Polana said.

According to him, Padang and Madura are the most visited destinations by AKAP service users through this terminal.

“There are 78 POs in Poris Plawad,” he said.

In addition, for Jatijajar Terminal Depok, he said that in January sd In March, AKAP serves 324 passengers on average daily, while after the end of the waiting period, at least 519 users of AKAP transport services per day in this terminal.

“Thus, the increase in the number of passengers departing from the Depok Jatijajar terminal during this period was recorded at around 60 percent,” he said.

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Ponorogo, Bojonegoro, Yogyakarta and Pekalongan are the areas most visited by passengers departing from Jatijajar Depok terminal.

“The number of purchase orders in the Jatiajar terminal is 48 companies,” Polana explained.

Especially for the Pondok Cabe terminal, south of Tangerang, Polana explained that there was no increase in the number of passengers at this terminal.

“The average daily passenger in January nd In March, compared to the average number of passengers per day after the operation of AKAP services after the elimination of the return period, the number is the same, namely up to 38 passengers per day, ”Polana said.

He continued, Madura is the area most visited by service users through this terminal in Pondok Cabe South Tangerang.

“For the Pondok Cabe terminal, there are at least 26 POs that serve AKAP through this terminal,” he said.

Regarding the comparison of the arrival of AKAP passengers in the period after the elimination of the return home, Polana explained that for the Depok Jatijajar and Pondok Cabe South Tangerang terminals, there was no significant difference.

“The Jatijajar Depok terminal serves an average of 18 arriving passengers per day, while the Pondok Cabe terminal handles around 14 people per day,” Polana said.

Unlike the Poris Plawad Tangerang terminal, Polana said that under normal circumstances at least 70 passengers arrive on average each day, while by the time the return home elimination period ended, it was noted that there were only about 37 passengers. per day on average.

“Likewise for the Baranangsiang terminal, during normal hours, there was an average of 88 passengers per day, while after the return period, 74 passengers came on average each day through this terminal,” he said. -he says.

Polana added, in the post-return elimination period that took place from 18 n.d. On May 24, 2021, a GeNose C19 random test will be performed on passengers who use the service through terminals under BPTJ management.

“Overall, from the 18th n.d. On May 21, 2021, a random GeNose test was performed on 1,707 passengers,” Polana said.

Of these, 22 passengers reported positive symptoms.

“For passengers who show positive symptoms, we ask to postpone the trip and carry out additional checks,” Polana explained.

Polana said communication to all bus operators regarding the implementation of the GeNose test was also carried out on an ongoing basis, especially regarding the mechanism for returning tickets to potential passengers who indicated positive symptoms.

“Data on passengers who have indicated positive symptoms are also being passed on to parties linked to the Covid-19 Treatment Working Group in the Regions as a benchmark to take additional measures necessary to prevent the spread of Covid-19”, did he declare.

In an effort to suppress the spread of Covid-19, he also called on people who wanted to be mobile to always apply health protocols, especially when using mass public transport services.

“The implementation of health protocols must be continuously implemented and well maintained,” he concluded.

Journalist: Adimas Raditya Fahky P
Editor: Nusarina Yuliastuti

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