TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, said train routes of Bandung-Garut and Cianjur-Bandung will be forwarded to Kertajati Airport for accessibility support. He targets the two train routes will be reactivated this year.
“These routes will be forwarded to Kertajati Airport. As we know, train is one of the favored transportations chosen by the people; [since it is] cheap, no pollution and on time,” said budi as quoted from the written statement received by Tempo, on Friday January 18.
State railway company KAI will fund the Bandung-Garut route, while the Cianjur-Bandung route will be funded by the Ministry of Transportation.
Budi stated that the reactivation of the train route will provide a new alternative in transportation, increase the tourism potential, the connectivity and integration between cities, as well as maximize the unused assets of the train route.