State railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) is interested in becoming a Jakarta-Bandung express train operator. Previously, the chief executive director Edi Sukmoro revealed that the company, through PT Kereta Api Indonesia Cina (KCIC), wanted to become the operator of the national strategic project.

The Ministry of Transportation is currently giving permission to KCIC as an business entity. That way, the authority to build, operate, maintain, and seek infrastructure for lanes and buildings until the facilities are in the unit of PT Wijaya Karya Tbk (WIKA) and other state-owned enterprises.

At present, KAI is still awaiting a decision to become a Jakarta-Bandung express operator. KAI has written to KCIC regarding its interest in becoming a Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train operator.