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Abandoned monorail’s supporting poles to be demolished

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 14, 2017   /   09:07 pm
Abandoned monorail’s supporting poles to be demolished Cars queue along Jl. HR Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, where pillars were erected for the monorail project but later abandoned because the city administration terminated the project. (Kompas Images/Roderick Adrian Mozes)

State-owned builder PT Adhi Karya is set to demolish pillars along Jl. HR Rasuna Said in South Jakarta, which were initially built for the monorail project before it was discontinued, an official has said.

Jakarta secretary Saefullah said on Monday that removal of the pillars would create more space on the road and pave the way for the ongoing light rail transit (LRT) project. 

“They [Adhi Karya] will demolish the concrete pillars, which are no longer usable. [The space] will be used for another lane,” he said at City Hall on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

Saefullah said a conduit carrying water beneath the pillars would have to be relocated to beneath sidewalk while the pillars were being demolished.

The monorail was one of three transportation projects initiated by then governor Sutiyoso. The two others were the MRT and the bus rapid transit, or the busway.

The pillars were erected in 2004. (fac)