Inside the Jakarta MRT

After processing for approximately 34 years, Indonesia will realize one of its big dreams by building a modern and certainly world class mass transportation mode. Right in March 2019, Indonesia will officially operate mass transportation modes for the MRT or Mass Rapid Transit. The government targets the Jakarta MRT route Lebak Bulus – Bundaran HI along 15 kilometers to be fully operational by the end of March this year. Furthermore, the MRT section II of the HI-Ancol Roundabout will soon be built to support community mobility.

This MRT will be a new choice for the public and tourists visiting Jakarta. In this first phase, there will be 13 stations that are passed. Namely 6 underground stations and 7 elevated stations. Train departure schedule every 10 minutes and 5 minutes in rush hour. A series of trains consisting of 6 cars, can carry 1900 passengers.

PT MRT Jakarta performs various ways to meet the target of 65,000 passengers per day until the end of 2019. Therefore, PT MRT Jakarta is building a “mini information center” service center at Dukuh Atas MRT Station. This serves to provide all information related to the MRT. In addition, PT MRT Jakarta also provides escalators and elevators to make it easier for passengers to access elevated stations.

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“For the elevated station the stairs are electronic escalators and there are lifts to help those with disabilities to ride,” said PT MRT Jakarta Corporate Secretary Division Head, Muhamad Kamaludin, Sunday (01/13/2019). “From the internal side, we are optimistic we can reach the target for passengers. In our view, 65,000 passengers per day are enough to be targeted in this first year,” he said.

Previously, as written in TEMPO.CO, PT MRT Jakarta Managing Director William Sabandar said it would open opportunities for the general public to enjoy the subway before the commercial opening at the end of March 2019. People can try the MRT train first starting March 12.

“Registration through the website, we are preparing. The community later please visit the MRT website, there is something that must be filled,” William said in City Hall, Central Jakarta, Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

William explained after registering, later the community will get a Quick Response (QR) Code or proof of registration that needs to be printed. The evidence will need to be taken when trying to ride the MRT.

PT MRT Jakarta has submitted two proposed tariffs to the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government. The submission of tariffs is based on a survey conducted by PT MRT Jakarta to 10,000 respondents some time ago. Based on the results of the survey, it is known that willingness to pay the community is in the range of Rp. 8,500 – Rp. 10,000 for an average distance of 10 kilometers.

Meanwhile, the proposed tariff consists of two components, namely the boarding fee and unit price per kilometer. The boarding fee is set at Rp 1,500. Meanwhile, the proposed unit price is different, depending on the size of the proposal. For the proposed Rp 8,500 per 10 kilometers, the unit price proposal is Rp 700 per kilometer. Meanwhile, for the proposed IDR 10,000 per 10 kilometers, the proposed unit price is IDR 850 per kilometer.

Come on for the entire Indonesian, from now on we build a new culture to go to the office with mass transportation!


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