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LRT, MRT routes possibly overlap, warns official

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, December 17, 2019   /  01:01 pm
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MRT trains wait at the Lebak Bulus depot in South Jakarta. Currently planning for the construction of phase 2 of the MRT that will connect the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle and Kota in West Jakarta is underway.(Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

The Jakarta administration is moving to expand LRT Jakarta’s east-west corridor despite the possibility it would "overlap" an MRT Jakarta route.    The Jakarta administration and the City Council have agreed to allocate a total of Rp85.6 billion (US$6.1 million) in the 2020 city budget for the east-west corridor of LRT Jakarta to construct a fully elevated 19.7-kilometer line between Pulogadung in East Jakarta and Kebayoran Lama in South Jakarta.  The corridor is to serve areas including Perintis Kemerdekaan in East Jakarta, Suprapto, Senen, Tugu Tani, Kebon Sirih, Sarinah and Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta and KS Tubun in West Jakarta. The Rp 15 trillion line is expected to commence operation by 2022.  Despite the budget having been allocated, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan admitted the administration had not requested approval for the tr...