Category: Infrastructure

MRT Jakarta: A Tariff Impasse?

As we’ve reported before, mainstream media outlets were quick to announce the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) tariff scheme after the Chairman of the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD DKI) Prasetio Edi Marsudi shared with them the Rp8,500 number. The said tariff was the tariff from Lebak Bulus Station to Bundaran Hotel Indonesia Stations that the joint leadership meeting (Rapimgab) had supposedly agreed to. Not long after that, however, the Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan told the press that the Rp8,500 tariff was not the final tariff. Where are we with this debate?

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MRT Jakarta: Ticketing Issue (2)

On Monday (March 25), news broke that the Province Government of Jakarta (Pemprov DKI) and the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD DKI) had agreed on a tariff of 8,500 rupiah for Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). By Tuesday (March 26), however, Governor Anies Baswedan told the press that the tariff set on Monday was not final. He later met with the Chairman of the DPRP DKI and a new tariff scheme suddenly appeared. So, do we have a final official tariff?

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MRT Jakarta: Ticketing Issue

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the commercial operation of the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) on Sunday (Mar. 24). Jakartans can now use the service. Can they? The words on the news is that from today to the end of March, Jakartans can ride the MRT for free. They still have to buy the ticket card, but their credit will not be deducted. Tariffs will apply beginning on April 1. But what we’re hearing from people trying the service this morning, things are a bit more complicated.

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People on the Move

The registration of lawmaker candidates came with a few surprises: the inclusion of the former commissioner of the Corruption Eradication Commission and now the Spokesperson of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Johan Budi Sapto Prabowo as a lawmaker candidate for PDIP; and the former of PKS’ Yusuf Supendi suddenly running as a PDIP cadre.

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Trans-Sumatra Progressed Well, Show Me The Money!

State-owned EPC firm Hutama Karya, assigned to develop trans-Sumatra toll road, reported further progress in some sections by April 6, 2018. Medan-Binjai in North Sumatra reached 86.23%, while Palembang-Indralaya in South Sumatra 84.64%. We anticipate delay in commercial operation of some sections, but overall they’re getting closer to completion. 

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