DKI Holds Muharram Festival, See Closing of Jalan Thamrin
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta will carry out the closure of Jalan Thamrin during the Muharram Festival on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the HI Roundabout. The event, which is held by Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office, is expected to invite up to 20,000 people.
In the Muharram Festival, the Jakarta Provincial Government will present several performances such as the Electric Torch Torch Parade from the West Gate of Monas to the HI Roundabout. Considering the visitors' preparations and congestion for the event, the Transportation Department will temporarily close Jalan Thamrin starting Friday and carry out traffic engineering.
On Friday, 30 August 2019, traffic engineering will begin from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During the engineering process, the community's private vehicles will not be able to cross Jalan Merdeka Barat until Dukuh Atas.
The next day, Saturday, August 31, 2019, traffic engineering will take place on the same track, but with a different time. Public private vehicles will not be able to cross the road from 02.00 p.m to 00.00.
"Please understand if this activity interferes with operational activities," the circular letter from the Muharram Festival said.
Road closures were held to stage the Electric Torch Torch. In the Muharram Festival there will also be an Islamic-themed music festival. Some artists and singers who will attend the Muharram Festival include Opick, Pasha, Guardians, Boxes, Bimbo, Portraits, Hijab Band, Fatin, Cassandra Band, Rendi Pandugo and Wika Salim.
Reporter: M Julnis Firmansyah
Editor: Clara Maria Tjandra Dewi H.