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Jakarta Post

Government mulls plan to expand MRT to South Tangerang

  • Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 6 2019   /  12:18 am

The central government has put forward a plan to expand the MRT Jakarta line to reach Rawa Buntu in Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, some 27 kilometers from Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, where the MRT’s first station and depot are located.The expansion is important to accommodate the increasing number of people entering Jakarta from its satellite cities, including South Tangerang, according to Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) facilities director Edi Nursalam.According to BPTJ records 88 million people moved around Greater Jakarta daily in 2018.That number is far higher compared to the number in 2014, when 2.4 million people commuted every day from Jakarta satellite cities Bekasi and Depok in West Java and South Tangerang, according data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS).Today, around 1.6 million people live in South Tangerang and many of them work in Jakarta“We plan to expan...