The Jakarta Post
A train is seen near Yogyakarta train station. (Shutterstock/File)
State railway company PT KAI is scheduled to hold the 2018 KAIExpo this weekend at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD in Tangerang, Banten.
#SahabatKAI, dapatkan tiket promo #KAIExpo mulai dari "50rb" di Indonesia Convention Exhibition BSD, event berlangsung tgl. 3-4 Nopember 2018 . Nikmati beragam acara menarik seperti: Pameran Produk, Talkshow, Cosplay Performance, Music, Games, dll.#KAIExpo #AyoNaikKereta pic.twitter.com/3DdnGxxOSN— Kereta Api Indonesia (@KAI121) October 27, 2018
The expo is a railway industry exhibition themed Grow Together in Harmony, where railway-related firms such as PT KAI, state-owned train manufacturer PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA), LRT Jabodetabek, East Japan Railway Company Singapore Office and Nisshin Electric Construction Co. Ltd. will discuss developments in the industry.
“We want to approach the public and show new developments through exhibitions. We also want to receive suggestions through discussions with the visitors,” Dody Budiawan, PT KAI’s commercial president director, said during a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.
PT KAI will reportedly sell 239,249 tickets with discounts of up to 75 percent at the event.
The tickets are for trains departing between Nov. 5 and Feb 1, 2019, with the exclusion of dates between Dec. 14 and Jan. 6, 2019.
Among the destinations offered are Jakarta, Bandung in West Java, Yogyakarta, Surakarta and Semarang in Central Java and Surabaya in East Java. Tickets for new routes such as Banyuwangi in East Java and Sumatra Island are also available.
Some of the rumored prices are Rp 150,000 (US$10) for the Jakarta-Surabaya routes from the original Rp 485,000, Rp 150,000 from Rp 495,000 for the Bandung-Surabaya routes and Rp 75,000 from Rp 125,000 for the Bandung-Jakarta routes.
About 20,000 daily visitors are estimated to attend the event. To avoid overcrowding, PT KAI has prepared 100 counters for ticket purchases and extra security.
Musical acts JKT48 and Sheila On 7 are set to perform on the first and second days of the exhibit, respectively.
Visitors can enter anytime between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. by paying a Rp 20,000 entry fees. (iru/kes)