President Jokowi: Airports in Big Cities Must be Connected by Mass Trasportation
President Joko Jokowi Widodo and his entourage on Thursday (3/3) at 10.00 a.m. boarded a train from Medan Station to Kualanamu Airport Railink Station in Deli Serdang Regency.
In the 30-minute trip, President Jokowi seated in 7A chair, while Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan seated in 8A, and Acting Governor of North Sumatra Tengku Erry in 8B.
During the trip, the President seemed satisfied with the cleanliness and comfort of the train.
The President arrived at Kualanamu Airport Railink Station at 10.43 a.m.
Accompanying the President at the event were Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono.
President Jokowi has been promoting the development of mass transportation as a way to reduce traffic congestion in big cities.
Airports will be connected by mass transportation, including LRT, railbus, and train in the next 5 to 10 years, the President said to the reporters at Kualanamu Airport.
Mass transportation for the people in big cities is an effort to imprint a culture in which people enjoy to take mass transportation.
It all must lead to mass transportation, be it MRT, LRT, trams, or buses, the President said.
Mass transportation is also expected to reduce the number of private vehicles, particularly around the airport.
This year, the construction of airport railink in Lampung and Padang will be finished. Meanwhile, airport railink in Soekarno-Hatta and Palembang will be finished in the following year, the President said.(TKP/SM/EN)(RAS/EP/YM/Naster)