PT KAI receives US grant to upgrade railway signal system
State railway firm PT KAI on Thursday announced that it had received a grant worth Rp 5.2 billion (US$598,000) from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to be spent on a strategic plan development study to improve its telecommunication and signaling system.
The grant was handed by US Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel to PT KAI chief director Ignasius Johan, in Bandung on Thursday.
The railway signal system, operated by the train travel chief, is a guide for train drivers, telling them when to start trains, when to stop them and when to travel at certain speeds.
PT KAI signals, telecommunication and electricity deputy chief Ira Nevasa said the company hoped the study would result in a safer, more efficient and better quality operating procedure.