Jakarta Builds Commuter Line Station Near JIS to Boost Access
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta Provincial Government is building a temporary commuter line or KRL station near the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) in North Jakarta. Head of Transportation Agency Syafrin Liputo said the station is expected to improve public access to the stadium.
“We are preparing a temporary station at JIS. We hope this will strengthen public transportation services to the JIS station,” Syafrin said in the City Hall, Central Jakarta, on Monday, July 3, 2023.
In 2021, the city administration started talks about building KRL and MRT stations that are connected to the stadium. City-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) discussed it with state-run railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) and the Transportation Ministry.
Jakpro hoped that the train station is located less than one kilometer from the stadium. At present, the closest stations to JIS are Ancol Station and Tanjung Priok Station which are about a few kilometers.
Yet there was no further information about the project plan until discussions about venues for the 2023 U-17 World Cup emerged recently.
According to Syafrin, the project is still in the early stages of development. Only the train platform has been built. “For the station [construction project], it's 30 percent [complete],” he added.
He did not explain the collaboration between the provincial government and PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia or KAI Commuter in the project. What’s certain is that the station will use regional funds from the developer's obligation fund or the Building Floor Coefficient (KLB) fund.
Besides, the station project could not be finished before the U-17 World Cup which is slated to be held from November 10 to December 2, 2023. This is because the project clashes with the construction project of the Harbor Road (HBR) II toll road. The station project will complete in 2024, Syafrin informed.
“After taking into account the completion of the Harbor Road II Toll Road construction, it’s (the station project) postponed to April 2024 at the latest," he said.
As previously reported, SOE Minister Erick Thohir, Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, and Youth and Sports Minister Dito Ariotedjo stated that JIS does not meet FIFA standards to host U-17 World Cup, highlighting issues on public access to the stadium and parking capacity.
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