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160 Passengers Evacuated From Ferry Headed To Bali

Bali’s Search and Rescue team was called to launch an emergency boat evacuation in the early hours of Sunday 26th June after engine failure resulted in the boat running aground.  The passenger and vehicle ferry departed Ketapang Port, Banyuwangi, East Java at around 1.50 am. As the ferry was approaching the island of Bali the …

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26 Tourists Rescued After Boat Engine Failure Neat Bali

For 26 travelers leaving from Bali on 5th June, the journey became a disaster. After leaving Benoa Harbour, the boat traveled 21.75 nautical miles before the engines completely failed.  The capital sent a distress call to the Mataram Search and Rescue Unit who immediately launched a rescue mission. The ship was carrying international and Indonesian …

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Bali Residents Raise Concerns Over Rising Pollution And Traffic Caused By Construction

Residents and business owners in Denpasar have been raising concerns about the amount of air pollution and congestion caused by renovations to bridges along Jalan Gatsu Timur. Construction work has been ongoing on three bridges along the highway for over a year. The increase in construction dust, air pollution, and lengthy traffic jams has pushed …

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Bali Toll Road Trials New App Which Could Eliminate Toll Booths

The Bali Mandara Toll Road is trialing a new system for contactless, non-stop travel. At present drivers must stop at the toll gate and tap their pre-paid travel card. The trial requires drivers to download a specialist app called Cantas onto their phones. They will enter their payment details and give permission for the app …

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Passenger Ferry Headed For Bali Stranded By Strong Current

A car and passenger ferry approaching Gilimanuk Harbour, Bali ran aground on Friday 27th May after the captain misjudged the strength of the current. The ferry was stranded for over 3-hours as rescue crews tried to get the ship afloat once more.  The ship had left Ketapang Harbor in Banyuwangi, East Java, and was heading …

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Bali Transport Sector Shares Mixed Feelings About Bounce Back From Covid

Despite the reopening of Bali’s borders back in February and the resumption of the visa on arrival program, the influx of tourist numbers hasn’t equated to an increased demand for internal transportation. Transfer companies and independent taxi drivers across Bali have yet to benefit from the bounce back from Covid-19 according to the chairman of …

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Ferry Towed After Engine Failure In Bali Strait

A ferry named KMP Tiga Anugerah has been towed to the port after experiencing engine failure on Bali Strait. The Head Of Gilimanuk Port, Capt. Ajat Sudrajat, confirmed that the current dragged the ferry before it got towed after having engine failure on Sunday afternoon (13/3). “All the passengers were evacuated and transported to the …

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The Bali Toll Road Project Will Have A Dedicated Bicycle Lane

The Public Works and Residential Ministry has planned to build a special lane for bicycles on the upcoming Bali toll-road project this year. The Minister of Public Works and Residential Ministry, Basuki Hadimuljono, confirmed that a toll road connecting Mengwi and Gilimanuk Ports in Western Bali would be the first in Indonesia with a dedicated …

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Bali Port Temporarily Closed Down Due To Bad Weather

Bali authorities decided to temporarily close down the Gilimanuk Port in Bali due to bad weather. The Operational Coordinator of Gilimanuk Port, Nyoman Sastrawan, confirmed that authorities decided to stop operations in anticipation of dangerous incidents due to the bad weather on Tuesday afternoon (11/1). The closure caused delays to the ferry trip schedules on Gilimanuk …

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New Bali Traffic Policy Includes Imprisonment For Parking Cars On Side Roads

Authorities from the Badung police department have stated that people might face imprisonment for illegally parking their cars on the side of public roads. The Head of the Badung Traffic Police Office, AKP Aan Saputra, confirmed that authorities would be more decisive in handling traffic violations in 2022. This is part of their effort to …

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Dozens Of Illegal Vehicles Fined By Bali Authorities

Dozens of illegal vehicles have been fined for carrying passengers without a legal permit. The Head of Operations from Cekik Vehicle Weighing Unit, Arya, confirmed that 40 illegal vehicles were sanctioned during an operation conducted by authorities. The operation began on December 23, 2021, anticipating the potential surge of traffic violations during the year-end holidays …

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Bali Expects To Begin Electric Train Construction By 2023

Bali officials have recently stated that construction for utilizing electric trains in Bali is expected to begin by 2023. The Head of Bali Transportation Agency, I Gede Wayan Samsi Gunarta confirmed that infrastructure development to utilize the electric train as a new transportation mode in Bali is expected to begin by 2023. “After successfully operating …

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