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Jakarta Post

MRT construction likely to disrupt public utility networks

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 7 2011   /  08:00 am

A number of public utility networks will be relocated during the early stages of the construction work on Jakarta’s first Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) track early next year, which is likely to cause a disruption of public services around the affected areas.

Tribudi Rahardjo, president director of city-owned PT MRT Jakarta, said on Thursday the construction would affect phone lines, electricity, water pipes, sewers and fiber optics lines.

“Coordinating with parties responsible for the utility networks is currently one of our main hindrances in the project,” Tribudi told reporters at City Hall.

The company expects that all affected utility networks will be relocated by March next year, as the MRT construction is planned to begin in June.

Construction on the first stage of a 15.7-kilometer MRT project linking Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta and the Hotel Indonesia...