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More than 180,000 Jakartans sign up for MRT free trial

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 11, 2019   /   12:40 pm
More than 180,000 Jakartans sign up for MRT free trial As many as 46,553 people will depart from Bundaran HI Station and 38,968 from Lebak Bulus Station.  (JP/Seto Wardhana)

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, 181,209 people have signed up for PT MRT Jakarta’s free trial run of its service on March 18-22.

According to MRT Jakarta Corporate Secretary Division Head Muhamad Kamaluddin, there are 104,391 seats left for the trial.

"Most of the applicants chose to depart from Bundaran HI Station [Central Jakarta] and Lebak Bulus Station [South Jakarta]," he said. 

As many as 46,553 people will depart from Bundaran HI Station and 38,968 from Lebak Bulus Station. 

Kamaluddin called on Jakartans to join the free trial ride as long as there are seats left. The maximum quota is aimed at ensuring safety, security and comfort for passengers.

"Our service will enhance the people's mobility while at the same time, improving the city's air quality and encourage people to switch from private vehicles to public transportation," he added. (vla)