Construction of Jabodebek LRT in Indonesia over 95% complete

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Approximately seven weeks before its scheduled launch in August 2023, the Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Bekasi (Jabodebek) Light Rapid Transit (LRT) in Indonesia is reportedly slightly over 95.09 per cent complete. This was revealed by an official at the Transportation Ministry in Indonesia.

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According to Risal Wasal, the ministry’s Director General of Railways the remaining work is to calibrate the operating system. In addition to the physical development of the project, the ministry also aims to finalize the registration of the operating permit in July 2023.

Integration with other modes of transportation

Alongside ensuring the operational readiness of the Jabodebek LRT, the ministry is further preparing for the intermodal integration of the new LRT service with other modes of transportation.

Noteworthy, the Jabodebek LRT will be integrated with various transportation modes. These include the TransJakarta bus rapid transit (BRT), Greater Jakarta Electric Commuter Rail (KRL), as well as Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).

Furthermore, the integration will include the Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train (KJCB) at Halim LRT Station, TransJakarta’s RoyalTrans bus service, taxis, and shuttle buses, according to the Transportation Ministry’s Director General of Railways.

Jabodebek LRT in Indonesia to serve more people, shorten travel time and alleviate traffic in Jakarta

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi accompanied by Acting Jakarta Governor Heru Budi Hartono visited the LRT train shed at Dukuh Atas LRT Station. During the visit, Sumadi stated that the new transportation mode will be able to serve 500 thousand passengers or it’s thereabouts daily.

The minister also highlighted that the journey from Dukuh Atas LRT Station in Jakarta to Jatimulya LRT Station in Bekasi City, West Java will be shortened. It will only take 39 minutes, much faster than travelling by car on the highway, which typically takes 2 hours.

Hartono on the other hand revealed that the trial operation of the LRT is scheduled from July 12 to August 18. Moreover, he expressed hope that the operation of the new transport mode would alleviate traffic congestion in Jakarta.