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Planned LRT Jakarta route change meets resistance

  • Sausan Atika

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 1 2020   /  01:00 am
Top priority: The construction site of an LRT station is seen on Jl. Rasuna Said in South Jakarta on Tuesday. State-owned developer Adhi Karya said it would prioritize several infrastructure projects amid the COVID-19 pandemic.(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

The Jakarta administration is planning to alter the route of its first light rail transit (LRT) corridor, as city councilors, who were left out of the discussions, raise concerns that the decision was too hasty. The corridor will stretch from Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta to Dukuh Atas in Central Jakarta, in accordance with the 2018 to 2019 Greater Jakarta Transportation Master Plan established by Presidential Regulation No. 55/2018. The first section of the route, which connects Kelapa Gading and the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, officially commenced operations on Dec. 1, 2019. Since then, the city administration has been preparing for the expansion of the line from Velodrome to Manggarai in South Jakarta. However, the city submitted a proposal to reroute the line to Velodrome-Halim in September. The proposed route appears to have stops i...