DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – The Bali Transportation Agency (Dishub) plans to implement an odd-even traffic policy to anticipate a shock wave related to the opening of tourist destinations on the island, cited from the agency’s press release.
At the meeting on Friday (17/9/2021), the Head of Dishub Bali, IGW Samsi Gunarta, said that the policy aims to control and organize the fluctuations of visits to tourist destinations, ensuring gradual easing so that crowds could be avoided.
Some points related to the odd-even policy, including that this traffic policy will be applied to motorized vehicles heading to Sanur Beach and Kuta Beach.
The odd-even policy will be adjusted to the last number of the vehicle’s license plate with the calendar date.
For example, if on Saturday is an odd date, then only vehicles whose license plate ends in an odd number are allowed to pass. So that vehicle whose license plate ends in an even number will not be allowed to pass, and vice versa.
This traffic policy will be applied to private cars and motorcycles heading to Sanur Beach and Kuta Beach, which will be directly supervised by the COVID-19 Task Force, the Bali Police, Dishub, and Bali Public Order Agency (Satpol PP).
The policy will be applied on Saturday and Sunday, National Holidays, and Regional Facultative Holidays, at 6.30 AM – 9.30 AM, and at 3 PM – 6 PM. This provision will be enforced by a Circular Letter of the Governor of Bali.
This odd-even system is planned to be applied next Sunday, the end of September 2021, or according to the issuance of the Governor’s Circular Letter.