Thursday, February 18, 2010

Java-Bali Illegal Travel

Illegal travel business serve in and out of Bali Island through Gilimanuk Port get increase. To deceive the officer, this travels usually arrive or leave Bali at night.

According to the information gathered by Bali Post on Monday (February 15) yesterday, private cars of minibus typed able to carry seven to nine passengers are frequently operate lately. With black plates, they serve Surabaya and Malang destination, up to Middle Java.

There were control operations before conducted by Transportation Agency and Jembrana provincial government. “Lately, that operation becomes dimmer. Several legal bus management companies and legal travels who feels disadvantage ask for related institution operation constantly,” said one of the officers at Gilimanuk. According to him, these legal bus and travel companies that disadvantage the most. Usually, that illegal travel operates while using L300 with DK’s plat number to deceive the officers.

Their target is domestic tourists as well as settlers who want to go into Bali. The price is slightly cheaper than what offered by a legal travel, but their existence is a troubling ones since they have no accident insurance in case of an accident happen.

“When they get back into Java, they will bring other passengers and it usually was their constant costumers,” said one of the night bus management. Moreover, Provincial Transportation Agency was heavily amid record travels and taxi fleet nowadays. To tighten the operation then it should be conducted too along Denpasar-Gilimanuk Street.

“Not merely in Gilimanuk, if it is needed then along Denpasar-Gilimanuk too will have its operation,” said this longhaired man.

In another side, Head of Traffic and Transportation Agency at Jembrana Transportation, Communication and Information Agency, I Ketut Eko Susilo could not contacted because he was out of town. Meanwhile, Standly Suwandhy said that Provincial Transportation Agency already has planned to conduct control operation of public transportation including within it, is illegal travel. His party currently is still coordinating the operation schedule.

News by Bali Post

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Polda NTB Open SMS Traffic Center

In order to maintain their service as well as increasing it especially in term of traffic service, Polda NTB open SMS traffic center, so those who are on the road could report problems on field faster than before. This new service at the same time also demanded for the police officers to react faster than before due to the text send by the traffic road users. Read more about Polda NTB SMS service here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Quick Visa Operation

Minister of Culture and Tourism Jero Wacik officially announce Immigration on Board operation at international arrival of Ngurah Rai Airport. This service contain high consideration from the people as well as from the government could attract more tourists come to Bali. This service also could reduce the queue at the counter of Visa on Arrival (VoA). Immigration management service and visa on board during flight is a new break through and welcoming well by the Japanese tourists. Nowadays, IoB implementation itself is still limited to Garuda Indonesia flight from Narita Airport of Tokyo Japan into Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali. According to Jero Wacik if they receive positive respond from those foreign tourists then it is not possible for them to apply this kind of service into other destination. Read more about Quick Visa Operation here.