The cancellation of a section of the Trans Sumatra toll road has been announced by the government, resulting in only the Palembang – Lampung route being connected to the toll. This decision affects almost all connecting routes across the region, as they have been removed from the list of national strategic projects (PSN).
Even the main routes, including Aceh – Medan, Medan Pekanbaru, and Palembang – Bengkulu, have been affected by this cancellation. Unfortunately, the cancellation means that the people’s desire for an inter-regional toll road connection has not been fulfilled.
The Trans Sumatra Toll, stretching 2,818 km from Aceh to Lampung Province, currently only has the Palembang – Lampung route connected to it. This is disappointing news for many individuals and businesses who have benefited from the convenience of this toll road.
One of the benefits of the Trans Sumatra toll road is the faster distribution of goods from Jakarta to various cities in Sumatra. A vegetable transport driver, for example, expressed how this toll road has facilitated the transportation of vegetables from Jakarta to Palembang.
Q: Why was the Trans Sumatra toll section cancelled?
A: The government decided to remove the section from the list of national strategic projects (PSN), resulting in its cancellation.
Q: Which route is still connected to the Trans Sumatra toll?
A: Only the Palembang – Lampung route is currently connected to the toll road.
Q: How long is the Trans Sumatra Toll?
A: The toll road stretches 2,818 km from Aceh to Lampung Province.
Q: How has the cancellation impacted people and businesses?
A: The cancellation has disappointed many individuals and businesses who have experienced the benefits of the Trans Sumatra toll road.
Q: What is one of the benefits of the toll road?
A: One of the benefits is the faster distribution of goods from Jakarta to various cities in Sumatra.