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Jakarta Post

Abandoned monorail plan to be revived

  • Aditya Suharmoko

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 18 2010   /  11:46 am

The government will continue the construction of a monorail in Jakarta under a new deal after the initial project was abandoned in 2008 due to financial problems, an official has said.

The project, along with a new mass rapid transit (MRT) system and the revitalization of existing railways, is expected to help solve worsening traffic problems in the capital, Dedy S. Priatna, deputy of infrastructure at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), told reporters Wednesday.

Under these new transportation development plans, the monorail is expected to start operation in 2015.

In March 2008, developer PT Jakarta Monorail abandoned the project due to legal and financial problems, leaving a series of  concrete pillars like monuments along roads in Senayan, Central Jakarta, and Kuningan, South Jakarta.

“This March there should be a decision whether [th...