The Jakarta Post
The Transportation Ministry’s plan to commence the construction of a depot for the light rapid transit (LRT) in Jatimulya district, Tambun Selatan, Bekasi, is likely to face a three-month delay amid a land dispute.
“At first we planned to start constructing [the LRT depot] in March, but we postponed it to June this year,” said ministry official Jumardi.
Several representatives from community units (RW) in Jatimulya have reportedly sought legal counsel.
The residents’ coordinator, Sondi Silalahi, said they would voluntarily vacate the contested land if the government involved them in talks on compensation. Sondi said the 500 families had only received a notification letter informing them of the LRT construction in the area.
“Most of us are low-income people who have been living here for 25 to 30 years. Please consider that,” Sondi said.