Jakarta, Indonesia — Authorities in Jakarta estimate that the city’s population is expected to spike by 36,000 as post-Idul Fitri arrivals make their way to the capital in search of employment and a better life, a city official said on Monday. Idul Fitri or Eid, is a three-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
The current passenger behind Pasar Senen Station Lebaran in Jakarta on Monday is still high. Senen Station is scheduled to receive 31 trains from various cities in Java such as Yogyakarta, Tegal, Purworedjo, and Semarang.
Several of the passengers were reportedly forced to re-claim to Jakarta on Sunday night or Monday morning for not getting tickets for the previous days. “Tickets are on sale online for departure schedules Sunday morning has been discharged since before Ramadan according to reports.
Purba Hutapea, the head of the Jakarta Population and Civil Registry Agency, said that 51,000 newcomers will arrive in town, though roughly 15,000 will likely only stay temporarily.
“The data is based on the results of a survey. There are 15,000 people who will only be in Jakarta temporarily, meaning that they will return to their hometown or seek work in the Greater Jakarta Area,” Purba said.