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MRT Jakarta phase 2 construction begins

  • Sausan Atika

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 23 2020   /  01:00 am
Sejumlah kereta Mass Rapid Transportation (MRT) terparkir di Depo MRT Lebak Bulus, Jakarta, Senin (20/4/2020). Data Badan Pengelola Transportasi Jabodetabek (BPJT) menyebutkan pada awal April sampai 15 April 2020, jumlah penumpang MRT hanya berkisar lima ribu penumpang per hari atau turun sebesar 94,11 persen dibandingkan dengan bulan Januari 2020. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

City-owned transportation company PT MRT Jakarta commenced construction of phase 2 of the Jakarta MRT project last week, after a three-month delay caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in the capital. MRT Jakarta, the operator of the country’s first subway service, officially commenced construction of a 2.8-kilometer underground tunnel from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle (Bundaran HI) to the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta – known as stage CP201 – a city official has said. “On June 15, work commenced on MRT phase 2. We have issued a letter to the contractor, and the CP201 stage has started with the mobilization of workers,” MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar said recently. A total of 2,000 workers will be gradually deployed to the construction site for CP201, he added. The firm deferred the commencement of work on CP201 as...