TEMPO.CO, Palembang- Six out of 13 Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations are ready to operate in mid-July, which is when they will be inaugurated by President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo. The remaining seven stations are still in construction.
Waskita Karya's LRT project chief for South Sumatera Masudi Jauhari said on Tuesday that the stations ready to operate are the ones in SMB II Airport, the Palembang Icon (Picon Mall), Ampera Station, OPI Mall Station, Hajj Boarding Station, and the Jakabaring Station.
Masudi said the stations will be inaugurated by President Widodo on July 15.
Meanwhile, South e Sumatera governor Alex Noerdin said that the province's LRT in Palembang will be the first in Indonesia. Nurdin wants the project to expand greatly so that all residents of Palembang can enjoy, fast and affordable mode of transportation.