Manggarai Station Expected to Integrate Transportation Modes: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 26 Desember 2022
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Presiden Jokowi Resmikan Stasiun Manggarai Tahap I, di Manggarai, Jakarta, Senin, (26 /12/2022)

President Jokowi inaugurates Manggarai Station Phase I, in South Jakarta, Monday (12/26). (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expected Manggarai Station, South Jakarta, to become the central transportation hub that integrates commuter line (commuter rail system for Greater Jakarta), intercity trains, airport trains, Transjakarta buses, and other modes of transportation.

“I hope it can be integrated to progress people’s mobility from one place to another, from one region to other region,” the President stated in a press statement after the inauguration of Manggarai Station Phase I, in South Jakarta, Monday (12/26).

He told public that the construction of Manggarai Station cannot be done in a short time because the station is currently fully operational. Thus, the construction of Manggarai Station Phase II is projected to be completed around 2024-2025.

“If we close the station for construction, we can complete it faster. We only have four hours a day to work; and it is at night, midnight. That is the issue in the development of Manggarai Station,” he added.

Accompanying President Jokowi in the event were Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of National Development Planning (PPN)/Head of the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Suharso Monoarfa, and President Director of Indonesian Railways (KAI) Didiek Hartantyo. (FID/ST)(RAS/HD/LW)

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