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MRT to be inaugurated Sunday amid fare uncertainties

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 20 2019   /  12:39 am
Joy ride: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right), accompanied by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) and several Cabinet ministers, rides the MRT Jakarta from Bundaran HI Station in Central Jakarta to Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta on Tuesday. The MRT jakarta will begin operating commercially on March 24. (JP/Seto Wardhana)(right), accompanied by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) and several Cabinet ministers, rides the MRT Jakarta from Bundaran HI Station in Central Jakarta to Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta on Tuesday. The MRT jakarta will begin operating commercially on March 24. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Joy ride: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right), accompanied by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) and several Cabinet ministers, rides the MRT Jakarta from Bundaran HI Station in Central Jakarta to Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta on Tuesday. The MRT jakarta will begin operating commercially on March 24. (JP/Seto Wardhana)The country’s first MRT in Jakarta is getting closer to commercial operations, as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is set to inaugurate the new transportation mode on Sunday, marking a new era of the country’s urban transit system.Citizens, however, are largely in the dark about ticket prices, with city councillors mulling over a subsidy scheme proposed by the Jakarta administration.Jokowi and his ministers took part in a trial run for MRT Jakarta on Tuesday, going on a round trip from the station at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta to L...