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Jakarta Post

Transit-oriented development to help modernize Jakarta

  • Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, December 31, 2019   /  12:56 pm
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Two workers walk pass a hoarding showing a house of worship at the construction site of an apartment block at Tanjung Barat railway station in South Jakarta. The apartments, part of the transit oriented development (TOD) project in Greater Jakarta, will be finished in 2021.(The Jakarta Post/P.J.Leo)

As a city notorious for its severe traffic congestion, Jakarta is now gradually evolving into a more pedestrian-friendly city and improving its public transportation by starting to revitalize the transit hubs with a transit-oriented development (TOD) approach. The Jakarta administration has put much hope on the TOD approach, believing it will reduce congestion and provide more walkable areas. TOD is also expected to help solve the housing backlog by developing more housing and boosting the economy through the potential business opportunities that are expected to grow around them. Despite the slow progress, railway-based public transportation operators, city-owned PT MRT Jakarta and state-owned PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), have been gearing up to develop their TODs in several locations across Greater Jakarta. MRT Jakarta has announced it will build around 50,000 apartments thro...