“Alhamdulillah, this morning Serpong-Cinere-Pamulang Toll Road spanning 10.1 kilometers and Cengkareng-Batuceper-Kunciran toll road spanning 14.19 kilometers have been completed and can start operation,” President Jokowi said during the inauguration.
For the record, these toll roads are part of the Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR) II Toll Road that were constructed to complete toll road structure in Greater Jakarta (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) area and also to complete the west side of JORR II toll road. The long-awaited toll roads serve as alternative roads for people living in Tangerang city and South Tangerang city to go to the Soekarno Hatta International airport.
These toll roads are expected to improve people’s mobility, solve traffic congestion problem in Jakarta, and also facilitate smooth goods distribution to various areas so that travel time and logistics costs can be reduced.
President Jokowi further affirmed that these toll roads do not only enhance inter-regional connectivity but also increase regional competitiveness, rebuild economy in the region, boost the development of new economic centers, and develop symbols of productive economic growth.
The President also ordered the regional government to make use of these infrastructure as one of regional advantages and as an important capital to attract investment to the region in order to create more job opportunities.