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Govt expects 60 percent of commuters to use public transportation by 2029

  • A. Muh Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, August 12, 2019   /  01:55 pm
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Residents try out the LRT at Kelapa Gading Station on Sunday. The public trial phase, initially scheduled for June 11-20, has been extended indefinitely.(The Jakarta Post/Jerry Adiguna)

The government is considering an expansion of rail-based public transportation in Greater Jakarta, namely the MRT and the LRT, in the hope of encouraging more people to make the switch from cars and motorbikes. The suggestion to increase rail-based mass transportation results from a study conducted by various government agencies under the helm of the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister and the Jakarta International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to devise a plan for Phase 2 of the Greater Jakarta Urban Transportation Policy Integration (JUTPI). The study for JUTPI Phase 2 suggests that the Jakarta MRT network, currently operating only a line of 15.7 kilometers between Lebak Bulus Station in South Jakarta and Bundaran HI Station in Central Jakarta, be expanded to 426 km with up to 10 lines by 2035, serving not only Jakarta but also satellite cities. Read also: Developers...