Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fauzi Bowo: MRT is not a dream!

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 03/09/2011 2:11 PM | Jakarta
Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo said Wednesday that the mass rapid transit project in the city was not a distance dream, saying that it would be realized in 2016.

"I confirm that it is not a dream but a reality. We will transform the urban lifestyle of Jakartans with MRT in 2016,” he said at the opening of a seminar on MRT development in Jakarta, reported.

In the first phase, the city administration would build the MRT line from Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta to the Hotel Indonesia circle in Central Jakarta. It would cost 144.322 billion yen or about Rp 15 trillion, mostly from loans while the rest or 24.305 billion yen would be taken from the national and regional budget.

The 15.5 km route would comprise of 10.5 km section on the ground and 5 km section underground. Six underground stations would be built near Al Azhar mosque and Ratu Plaza, in Bendungan Hilir, Setiabudi, Dukuh Atas and HI circle, in addition of seven elevated stations in Lebak Bulus, Fatmawati, Cipete Raya, H Nawi, Blok A, Blok M, and Sisingamangaraja.

It is expected to be able to transport 960,000 people daily with 5-minute headway.


  1. Will it be a reality in 2016?
    If so, MRT probably won't be up to date anymore...

    Anyway, it's a good start for Indonesia to be a developed country.

  2. since there is no breakthrough, there's no move we see, that will be just a dream...

  3. exactly...

    Dream is the key.
    But what is the key for if no one takes it and uses it to open the padlock??
    Just let dream to be a dream...