Jokowi inaugurated the Bocimi Toll Road, which connects Jakarta and Sukabumi, Bocimi Toll Road – The Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road (Bocimi) Section II Cigombong-Cibadak was inaugurated today by the head of state. President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, officially inaugurated the Bocimi Toll Road.

President Joko Widodo stated that the Rp3.2 trillion budget was required for the construction of this 11.9-kilometer toll road.

“Alhamdulillah, the Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road section from Cigombong to Cibadak, spanning 11.9 kilometers, is now complete and operational.” This section cost Rp3.2 trillion,” Jokowi said during his inauguration, which was broadcast on the President’s Secretariat’s YouTube channel on Friday (8/4/2023).

He claimed that the Bocimi Toll Road cuts travel time from Jakarta to Sukabumi from 6 hours to 2.5 hours. This toll road, according to Jokowi, will increase the mobility of people and goods.

“We hope that with the completion of this road section, for example, if we go to Pelabuhan Ratu, to Ciletuh, to Unjung Genteng, to Mount Gede, which previously took 5 to 6 hours from Jakarta to Sukabumi, now with this toll road, it will take approximately 2.5 hours,” he went on to explain.
“This will accelerate the mobility of people and the mobility of goods,” Jokowi said.

Cigombong-Cibadak is part of the 54-kilometer Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road. The construction of this toll road section is currently underway.
The Cigombong-Cibadak section is part of the 54-kilometer Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road. The construction of this toll road section is currently 75.55 percent complete, with completion scheduled for the end of 2021.

The Toll Road Business Entity (BUJT) PT. Trans Jabar Tol manages the Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road, which is divided into four sections: Section 1 Ciawi-Cigombong, a 15.35-kilometer section, has been operational since December 2018.

Section 2 Cigombong-Cibadak is 11.90 kilometers long, Section 3 Cibadak-Sukabumi Barat is 13.70 kilometers long, and Section 4 Sukabumi Barat-Sukabumi Timur is 13.05 kilometers long.

This toll road will eventually connect Jakarta to Sukabumi City/Regency by connecting to the Jagorawi Toll Road to the north.
The completion of the Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road is expected to improve the business climate and economic growth in the Bogor, Ciawi, and Sukabumi regions.

Bocimi Toll Road Project

Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi Toll Road (Bocimi) has been a major focus in Indonesia’s transportation infrastructure development. This project is expected to benefit the people and economy of the Jabodetabek and West Java regions significantly by opening a new road connecting Bogor, Ciawi, and Sukabumi.

The Bocimi Toll is regarded as a significant step forward in addressing mobility challenges and promoting transportation self-sufficiency in Indonesia, as part of the government’s efforts to improve connectivity and accelerate economic growth.

The History and Development of the Bocimi Toll Project

The Bocimi Toll Project began in 2015 as part of the government’s plan to connect strategic areas in West Java. The toll road will be approximately 59 kilometers long, with sections connecting Bogor, Ciawi, and Sukabumi.

The project faced numerous challenges, including land acquisition and environmental preservation, but the government has remained committed to completing it in order to advance regional infrastructure.

Previously, the Ciawi-Cigombong section of the Bocimi Toll Road, covering 15.35 kilometers, had been operational since December 2018.

Following that, Bocimi Toll Section 2 Cigombong-Cibadak has been operational since the annual homecoming exodus from April 15, 2023, to May 1, 2023, recording a 66.20 percent increase in average daily traffic (ADT) compared to the 2022 homecoming period, with an average of around 38,716 vehicles passing through.