Police prepare for massive homecoming flow between Java and Bali during Lebaran

People on motorcycles queue to board a ferry headed for Java island, in Gilimanuk port on the island of Bali on August 17, 2012. Photo: Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP
People on motorcycles queue to board a ferry headed for Java island, in Gilimanuk port on the island of Bali on August 17, 2012. Photo: Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Police are getting ready for the massive flow of people that will move between Bali and Java for the Lebaran holiday at the end of Ramadan.

As usual during the holiday, security will be enhanced at points of transit. In Bali, one of the priority spots will be the Port of Gilimanuk, the main crossing point in Bali to Java.

Bali Police spokesman Superintendent Hengky Widjaja said police in Gilimanuk, Jembrana will be coordinating with police on the other side of the crossing, in East Java’s Ketapang.

Jembrana Police will be setting up a barrier, while parking will also be maximized to help avoid long lines for the crossing and congestion in the area, according to Okezone

The Idul Fitri holiday will officially kick off on the evening of June 24. Millions of Muslims across the country will be heading to their hometowns for the holiday, which allows for a week off on the office calendar.

Widjaja predicts the peak flow of traffic will be on Friday, June 23.

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