This year’s Idul Fitri traffic accidents fall by 31 percent

first_imgRead also: 710 vehicles seized for violating ‘mudik’ banNational Police traffic corps chief Insp. Gen. Istiono said 156,774 vehicles were prevented from going on mudik.“This is the longest operation we have ever done, as the usual traffic operation during the Idul Fitri holiday is normally held for 14 to 15 days. In addition to managing traffic, we urged people not to go on mudik to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus,” Istiono said on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.The Jakarta Police reported that 70,719 vehicles had been asked to turn around while trying to enter the capital during the traffic operation, about 29,000 of which were not allowed to enter the city between May 27 and June 7 because of the absence of an entry and exit permit (SIKM).“I appreciate all personnel from the police, military and related agencies who have worked together during this year’s Operation Ketupat,” said Istiono. (aly)Topics : The National Police have reported that the number of road accidents during this year’s Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) season was 31 percent lower than last year’s, a decline from 2,851 accidents to 1,980.The death toll decreased by 63 percent – from 1,116 in 2019 to 418 this year.Security personnel intercepted motorists intending to return to their hometowns despite the mudik ban during this year’s Operation Ketupat, a security operation during Ramadan and Idul Fitri, between April 24 and June 7.last_img read more

Confirmed:Basit signs three-years for Free State Stars

first_imgNew Edubiase United striker Abdul Adam Basit has signed a three-year deal with South African side Free State Stars, MTNFootball.com can exclusively reveal.The 18-year-old penned the contract on Wednesday and has been handed the number 19 jersey.He has since joined Ea Lla Koto’s pre-season training in Klerksdorp.“Basit has come to a club capable of shaping his dream as a top footballer,” Edubiase vice-chairman Alex Ackumey told MTNFootball.com“The league is strong so it will help him to develop as one of the best strikers.”Basit was spotted by Free State Stars officials last June while playing for Ghana’s U20 team in the an invitational tournament. He played for Edubiase in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup qualifier where the Bekwai-based side were eliminated after the first round.He becomes the second Ghanaian player to sign for the club during the transfer window after goalkeeper Daniel Agyei inked a three-year deal on Monday.last_img read more