Bali Mandara Toll Road to Close for 32 Hours During Nyepi Celebration

Denpasar — PT Jasamarga Bali Tol (JBT) will temporarily close the Bali Mandara Toll Road for 32 hours during the Nyepi (Day of Silence) celebration on Monday, March 11, 2024.

This decision follows the directive issued by the Governor of Bali through Circular Letter Number 7 of 2023, dated October 24, 2023, regarding National Holidays, Joint Leave, and Dispensation for Hindu Holy Days in Bali for the year 2024.

“Starting from Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 11:00 PM WITA, the entire Bali Mandara Toll Road will be closed, and it will reopen on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 07:00 AM WITA,” explained I Ketut Adiputra Karang, the CEO of JBT, on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

Ketut emphasized that the closure of the Bali Mandara Toll Road aims to respect and support the significance of Nyepi, a sacred day for Hindus in Bali.

“However, the toll road will still be accessible in emergency situations, such as for fire trucks, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles,” he added.

Toll Attendants on Alert Jasamarga Bali Tol also urged that emergency vehicles be accompanied by pecalang (traditional Balinese security personnel) or relevant agencies, following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Nyepi implementation in the Province of Bali.

“During the temporary closure of the Bali Mandara Toll Road, PT JBT will continue to have toll attendants on standby,” stated Ketut.

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