ACTNews, YOGYAKARTA CITY – The COVID-19 pandemic has made Yogyakarta Railway Station Empty, especially during the Level 4 Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM).The tourists and travelers that used to pack the Train Station are now just a few. There are also porters in blue and orange uniforms sitting, waiting for the train to arrive.
Suroso (47), one of the porters, says that with only a few passengers at the station, they can barely meet any customer. "At this time, our income dropped roughly by 70 percent. Only some trains are operating. Hence, the number of passengers also fluctuates,” said Suroso, Saturday (9/4/2021).
Suroso, who lives in Banyuraden Village in Sleman Regency, explains that the porters usually work in shifts. With 98 porters available, each porter has to work a full day and take a day off the next day.