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Jakarta Post

Incomplete permits, facilities put brakes on LRT

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 18 2019   /  12:41 am

Although the physical infrastructure is largely ready for full operation, administrative issues continue to obstruct the LRT from opening to the public.PT LRT Jakarta, the city-owned company that operates the service, is still waiting for the green light to begin operations from the city administration, company spokesperson Melisa Suciati said.“While waiting for a directive we continue to perfect the whole system,” Melisa told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.Governor Anies Baswedan said recently that the operator needed to complete the administrative requirements before the LRT could be opened. Requirements that need to be fulfilled include acquiring a technical recommendation from the transportation agency, a permit for the establishment of facilities and stations as well as an operational permit. Anies, however, said LRT Jakarta had acquired a permit for road and station facilities fr...