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South Tangerang mayor’s MRT dream inches closer to reality as she searches for funds

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, February 10, 2020   /  10:55 am
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Smooth ride: An MRT train pulls into ASEAN Station in South Jakarta on April 1, 2019. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Airin Rahmi Diany seems eager to end her second-term as mayor of South Tangerang, Banten, with a bang. She has set her eyes on extending the existing MRT route in Jakarta to South Tangerang and has recently been pushing for the government to list the ambitious project as a national strategic project (PSN). “We’re trying to get the project included as one of national strategic projects. If this happens, typically the project can be accelerated,” Airin said on Tuesday as reported by antaranews.com. Her request was not without preparation. She claimed her administration had carried out a pre-feasibility study on the project and that the results had also been forwarded to the Transportation Ministry’s Greater Jakarta Transportation Body (BPTJ). Based on the study, the new route will extend from Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta, where the MRT&rsq...