SUARA GARUT—The longest toll road in Indonesia, namely the Gedebage—Tasikmalaya—Cilacap (GeTaCi) toll road, which will cross Garut Regency, is planned to be fully operational in 2027.
This 206.65 kilometer long toll road will pass through these two provinces, consisting of 171.40 kilometers in West Java Province and 35.25 kilometers in Central Java Province.
The GeTaCi toll road will have around 10 junction interchanges and toll exit gates in Majalaya, Garut, Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, Banjar, Pangandaran and Cilacap, Central Java.
It is estimated that people can travel from Bandung to Cilacap and vice versa in only around 2.5 hours, assuming an average vehicle speed of 80-100 kilometers per hour.
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The GeTaCi toll rate is set at IDR 2,025 per kilometer for class I vehicles. This means that if you use a class I vehicle such as a private car or bus from Bandung to Cilacap or vice versa, the toll rate is around IDR 420,000.
The GeTaCi Toll Road section itself is divided into 2 stages which include 4 sections. The first stage is 95.52 kilometers long, namely Section 1 Junction Gedebage—North Garut 45.20 kilometers long and Section 2 North Garut—Tasikmalaya 50.32 kilometers long.
Next, the second stage is 111.13 kilometers long, covering Section 3 Tasikmalaya—Patimuan with a length of 76.78 kilometers and Section 4 Patimuan—Cilacap with a length of 34.35 kilometers.
The first phase is expected to be completed and operational in 2024 and the second phase is targeted for completion and can be used by the community in 2027.
The following are the 5 longest toll roads in Indonesia that are already operating apart from the GeTaCi Toll Road (Gedebage—Tasikmalaya—Cilacap) which is still in the process of being built.
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1. Terbanggi Besar Toll Road— Kayu Agung (189 kilometers)
This toll road, which operated in November 2019, connects Terbanggi Besar, Central Lampung Regency, Lampung Province to Kayu Agung, Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI) Regency, South Sumatra.
2. Bakauheuni Toll Road—Terbanggi Besar (140 kilometers)
Bakauheuni—Terbanggi Besar Toll Road is a toll road that stretches from the Bakauheuni Port area to Terbanggi Besar, Central Lampung Regency.
3. Pekanbaru— Dumai Toll Road (131 kilometers)
This toll road stretches from Pekanbaru City to Dumai City, Riau Province. The toll road operating in 2020 is part of the Trans Sumatra Toll Road.
4. Cikampek—Palimanan Toll Road (116 kilometers)
This toll road, which is part of the Trans Java Toll Road, officially became fully operational in 2018 and has a length of 116.75 kilometers starting from Cikopo, Purwakarta Regency to Palimanan, Cirebon Regency, West Java.
5. Balikpapan— Samarinda Toll Road (99 kilometers)
Next is the Balikpapan— Samarinda Toll Road which stretches from Manggar, Balikpapan City to Palaran, Samarinda City, East Kalimantan. This toll road will operate in mid 2020.
These are the 5 longest toll roads in Indonesia before the completion of the GeTaci Toll Road, which will become the number 1 longest toll road in the country.
Image: Illustration (project) of the Gedebage— Tasikmalaya— Cilacap (GeTaCi) toll road. (Jasa Marga Official YT Channel)