Gov’t Developing Integrated Transportation System, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 8 Maret 2019
Category: News
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President Jokowi rides Commuter Line from Tanjung Barat Station to Bogor Station, Wednesday (6/3). Photo by: IST

President Jokowi rides Commuter Line from Tanjung Barat Station to Bogor Station, Wednesday (6/3). Photo by: IST

The Government is currently developing integrated transportation system, including LRT, MRT and elevated railway, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“The cost is high but we don’t have any other options,” the President told the journalist after inaugurating Bakauheni-Terbanggi Besar Toll Road in Lampung Friday (8/3).

On that occasion, President Jokowi also talked about his experience using commuter train from Tanjung Barat Station to Bogor Station. He said that the train was very crowded that the passengers could not even move. The President said that many passengers asked him to provide more trains. The problem, according to him, is that more trains will affect level crossing and traffic.

President Jokowi went on to say that as a metropolitan, Jakarta needs elevated railway and integrated public transportation systems. “That is why we are building LRT and MRT because the city needs (the public transportation system),” the President added. (DNA/DNS/ES)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Ersan Pamungkas

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