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Jakarta Post

Abandoned monorail lines to be used for city MRT

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 26 2008   /  10:53 am

The city administration will use the abandoned monorail routes for its mass rapid transit (MRT) network. The east-west route is the monorail's blue line, which will link Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta to Roxy in West Jakarta. The administration is proposing the new route to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the MRT project advisor, in December. Governor Fauzi Bowo on Tuesday said a team of JICA experts would arrive in December to review the feasibility study for the North-South route, which spanned from Kota in West Jakarta to Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta. "The East route will link Kampung Melayu, Kali Malang and the planned bus terminal in Pulo Gebang, while the West route will probably link Kebon Jeruk and Tomang. The routes will meet at around Wisma Dharmala, Karet," Fauzi said. The stalled monorail project was planned wi...