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Ministry targets 38 bus terminals for refurbishment in 2020

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, July 15, 2019   /  01:26 pm
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Buses operated by state-owned land transportation company DAMRI are parked at a depot in Bandung. The Transportation Ministry plans to renovate 38 bus terminals in the country next year.(tribunnews.com/Tiah S. M.)

The government plans to give a major facelift to 38 bus terminals across the country next year as part of its public transportation improvement program, a senior official at the Transportation Ministry has said. Land transportation director general Budi Setyadi said the revitalization project covered structural improvements as well as service upgrades to passenger facilities and buses. “We will revitalize 38 bus stations, most of which are located in Central Java, West Java and East Java, and some [others] outside Java. Both bus facilities and the terminal's infrastructure must be improved. We have to catch up with the developments to airport and train station,” he said on July 10 in Jakarta. Bus stations would also be expected to serve customers more efficiently and effectively in the future by implementing technologies such as the cashless payment system, he sa...