Transport Ministry to Launch LRT Trial Run Next Week



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Ministry of Transportation will launch a trial run for light rail transit (LRT), in its Greater Jakarta line from Cawang to Cibubur, East Jakarta, this week, the Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi stated here, Monday. The trial run would be conducted after the company received sets of LRT's carriages manufactured by the state-owned company PT INKA, Sumadi added.

    "During the trial run, we would test all the carriages, the rails, and other facilities and communication systems," the minister remarked.

    The authority has two years to conduct the LRT's trial run before the train becomes commercially operational by November 2021, according to him. The authority needed at least two years to review the safety of all LRT's components, Sumadi explained.

    "We will carefully check the entire segments of the LRT," he noted.

    The construction of Cawang-Cibubur route had reached 85.28 percent in completion, according to the state-owned company PT Adhi Karya, the LRT's main builder. Meanwhile, at Cawang-East Bekasi route, the construction progress had reached 53.84 percent.

    Hence, the entire LRT`s construction in Jakarta and its greater area had reached 65.77 percent.