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Jakarta speeds up construction of MRT park-and-ride facilities

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 19, 2019   /   01:09 pm
Jakarta speeds up construction of MRT park-and-ride facilities A passenger walks inside an MRT Jakarta train car during a trial run on Feb. 12. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

Ahead of the official opening of the MRT at the end of March, the Jakarta Parking Service Agency is preparing a park-and-ride facility near the Lebak Bulus MRT station in South Jakarta.

The area is located at the former National Police dormitory compound on Jl. Ciputat Raya, South Jakarta, around 200 meters from the station.

Vehicle owners will need to walk to the station from the parking lot as the Jakarta administration will not provide transportation. It is estimated the walk from the parking lot to the station will take 7 minutes.

Tempo.co reported that a number of workers were still assembling manless entry gates for the parking lot, which covers 8,000 square meters.

Parking agency head M. Faisol said the parking lot would be opened this week

"The park and ride facilities in Lebak Bulus will be opened when the MRT is opened," Faisol said on Monday.

According to Faisol, so far only one park and ride area had been built.

South Jakarta Parking Agency official Budi Harto said the completion target for the Lebak Bulus park-and-ride facility was March 21.

Budi said the fare would be Rp 2,000 (14 US cents) per day for motorcycles and Rp 4,000 per day for cars. 

PT MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar told The Jakarta Post the company was working on seven potential parking areas near Lebak Bulus and Fatmawati stations, as both stations were in the southernmost section of the line that will transport passengers as far as the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle on Jl. Thamrin, Central Jakarta.

He said at least five areas would be ready for use on March 24, including two parking facilities near Lebak Bulus Station, one at the former National Police dormitory compound and three near Fatmawati Station, namely on land owned by city-owned hotel management firm PT Jakarta Tourisindo (Jaktour) on Jl. Haji Muhasyim Raya, at the Tripatra building and at the South Quarter (SQ) building.

To facilitate commuters, MRT Jakarta and city-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta will provide shuttle buses from the SQ building as it is located 750 m from Fatmawati Station.

“Besides SQ, all the park-and-ride areas are approximately 200 to 300 m from the stations, with flat daily rates. Maybe between Rp 5,000 and Rp 10,000 a day. We will decide that later,” William said.(ggq)