Ministry demands Jakarta revise LRT plan to avoid overlap with MRT

Ministry demands Jakarta revise LRT plan to avoid overlap with MRT

Terbaiknews - A light rapid transit (LRT) train conducts a trial run from Kelapa Gading to Rawamangun Velodrome in Jakarta in February 2019. The Jakarta administration plans to construct an east-west LRT line from Pulogadung to Kebayoran Lama. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

The government has told the Jakarta administration to revise its plans for the east-west line of the light rapid transit (LRT), saying the route, as currently planned, overlapped with that of the MRT. The revision, the government said, should make the LRT a supporting system for the MRT as the backbone of public transportation in the city. Thus, LRT passengers could continue their trips using the MRT and vice versa. The Jakarta administration planned to construct the second line of the LRT Jakarta from Kebayoran Lama in South Jakarta to Pulogadung in East Jakarta, a stretch of 19.7 kilometers. The fully elevated corridor would serve Perintis Kemerdekaan in East Jakarta, Suprapto, Senen, Tugu Tani, Kebon Sirih, Sarinah and Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta as well as KS Tubun in West Jakarta. At the end of 2019, however, the central government through the Transportation Ministry ...