- BALI Mandara Toll Road connecting Benoa and Ngurah Rai to Nusa Dua can be an alternative route for the route via Jimbaran. As the first one, this toll road in Bali also features these five uniqueness
Toll roads are freeways generally traversed by four or more wheeled vehicles. In Indonesia, the construction of toll roads has now penetrated many islands, including the Island of Bali. The toll road built ahead of the 2013 APEC Summit is named the Bali Mandara Toll Road (JTBM).
The JTBM stretches 12.7 km over sea and connects Benoa and Ngurah Rai to Nusa Dua. The existence of this toll road can certainly cut travel time to these points compared to the old route or the route via Jimbaran. Especially in the high season, it will be very meaningful and helpful.
Quoted from the Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) website, the Bali Mandara Toll Road has several uniqueness (until this article was written).
Firstly, JTBM is the only toll road in Indonesia having special lanes for motorcycles that are separate from four-wheeled vehicles. In terms of tariffs, it is included in Group VI (especially motorbikes).
Secondly, JTBM is the first oversea toll road in Indonesia. The entrance to this toll road sits at Benoa, Ngurah Rai Roundabout and Nusa Dua.
Thirdly, JTBM is one of the longest oversea toll roads in the world that offers beautiful views of the sea and mangrove forests when driving. The design is carefully made while maintaining Balinese aesthetics, architectural beauty, and cultural ornaments.
Fourthly, in order to support smooth and safe driving, especially for motorcyclists, this toll road has been fitted with an Internet of Things (IoT)-based anemometer at every toll gate (Nusa Dua, Ngurah Rai, and Benoa). When the wind speed reaches 40 km/hour or more, the toll road is temporarily closed to avoid the risk of accidents. And when it exceeds 80 km/hour, the car lane is also closed.
Fifthly, JTBM is one of the ecofriendly infrastructures that has supported the implementation of the G20 Presidency in 2022 and has implemented energy-saving technologies through Solar Power Plant Facilities (PLTS) and Water Recycling.