Situbondo, East Java (ANTARA) – East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa released the last ferry of the province’s free Eid exodus program via sea route at Jangkar Port, Situbondo, Thursday.”Today is the fourth ferry trip for crossing the Jangkar Port-Raas Island route. We hope that security and safety can be maintained properly. Let us celebrate 1 Shawwal 1444 Hijri,” Parawansa remarked.
ccording to the governor, four ferry trips will be conducted from Raas Island to Jangkar Port for the return flow.
The East Java Provincial Government facilitated the free Eid exodus and return trip for residents of Raas Island, Sumenep, and Madura, using a ferry or the passenger motor boat (KMP), i.e., KMP Wicitra Dharma I that departed from Jangkar Port.
On April 20, KMP Wicitra Dharma I, on its last trip, takes exodus travelers to Raas Island before the holiday season. The ferry made crossings several times to Raas Island on April 13, 15, and 17.
“Send my regards to your families at home. I wish you happiness always,” Parawansa stated in the passenger room, as she greeted hundreds of free Eid exodus participants heading to Raas Island.
Meanwhile, Situbondo District Head Karna Suswandi expressed his gratitude to the East Java governor for allocating the province’s budget for the free exodus program, especially via sea transportation.
“Thank you Mrs Parawansa. This free exodus and return program is very helpful for people, who work in Situbondo, as well as for the Raas people, who work in other regions,” Suswandi remarked.
The total number of free Eid exodus travelers to Raas Islands that crossed through Jangkar Port reached 2,200 people, with 819 motorcycles, Head of the East Java Transportation Office Nyono stated.
“The booking of free exodus and return tickets for this year’s Eid was conducted online or directly at Jangkar Port,” he stated.
The four trips from Raas Island to Jangkar Port for the return flow are scheduled for April 30, May 2, May 4, and May 6.
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Source: Antara News Agency