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Jakarta Post

City plans to build elevated busway lanes by next year

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 5 2012   /  06:53 am

The Jakarta Development Planning Board (Bappeda) says it will start work on an elevated road for a new corridor of the Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in 2013.

The proposed route will run from Blok M in South Jakarta to the capital’s border, near Ciledug, South Tangerang.

Bappeda chairman Sarwo Handayani said on Friday that she was optimistic that the administration would have enough money for the project. “It will not be a financial burden for the city to start the construction as soon as possible,” Sarwo said.

The city has been planning to build a 3-kilometer elevated road between Pakubuwono, South Jakarta, and Ciledug.

Sarwo said that the board was still studying whether to limit use of the elevated road exclusively to Transjakarta or to expand the project so private vehicles could use it.

“We’re still analyzing whether we need...