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Kelapa Gading-Velodrome LRT line to begin commercial operations next month, expansions planned

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, October 31, 2019   /  03:05 pm
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Commuters ride the LRT during a public trial in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on June 11.(JP/Eisya A.)

The first line of Jakarta’s LRT network, spanning 5.8 kilometers from Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta to the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, is expected to begin commercial operations next month after long delays, officials have said. “We hope [commercial operations will begin] mid-November, as we're only waiting for one more prerequisite,” city-owned LRT operator PT LRT Jakarta acting president director Wijanarko told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, adding that an infrastructure permit was still being processed by the Public Works and Housing Ministry. Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo echoed Wijanarko’s statement, saying the administration expected to the LRT line to commence commercial operations next month. “We are in communication with the central government about accelerating [the project]...