TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The construction of the Jakarta-Bandung fast train has reached 32.8 percent progress in September 2019. PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC) is confident that the project can be completed on time, and that the train can start operations in 2021.
KCIC president director Chandra Dwiputra said that the 32.8 percent progress represents the project's overall preparation to begin operating in 2021.
“In addition to completing one out of the 13 tunnels prepared for the projects, the Jakarta-Bandung fast train work will soon reach a new benchmark where the first girder of the elevated structure will be installed," he said in an official statement on Tuesday, September 10.
In the construction, elevated forms dominates the structure with more than 60 percent of the 142.3-kilometers tracks.
Meanwhile, the Tunnel Boring Machine fast train that will run through the Jakarta–Cikampek highway for the construction of Tunnel 1 I Halim will be operating soon.
PT KCIC aims to have 1,700 people working once the fast train is operating.