Third Runway for Soekarno Hatta International Airport Ready for Operation

JAKARTA, PINUSPRESS – PT Angkasa Pura II has confirmed that the third airplane runway is ready for operation in June 2019. The project that started building in April 2018 has finished all the required paperwork and infrastructure construction. The total cost of the new runway reached 6 trillion rupiah, where 2 trillion goes to the construction and 4 trillions goes to acquisition of the land.

Director of PT Angkasa Pura II said “This project will not be possible without the cooperation of the government and land owners around the area”. By extending its runway to 3 runways, Soekarno Hatta International Airport now can serve 120 flights per hour, a significant upgrade from 80 flights per hours with its 2 runways.

The area reached 216 hectares and previously, PT Angkasa Pura II has 49 hectares of unused land and they acquired another 167 hectares in order to complete this project. Hopefully, by increasing the number of runways, Soekarno Hatta Airport can have a better flight schedule without any delays that might disrupt passengers’ flight experience.

Written by: Dionisius Radita

Jakarta MRT Prepares For Trial Run

Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (Jakarta MRT), currently under construction, is preparing for its trial run on March 12, if everything goes smoothly. The trial run will be available to members of the public after they have registered themselves on its website. The trial run will be succeeded by the commercial run, planned for the fourth week of March.

As the construction of the first phase of Jakarta MRT is nearing completion, PT MRT Jakarta, the company operating the system, launches ‘Kartu Jelajah’, an electronic money card planned to be use on its system. This card is similar to the one issued by PT Commuter Line Indonesia operating the Greater Jakarta Commuter Line system.

The first phase of the MRT system will connect Hotel Indonesia Roundabout (Bundaran HI) in Central Jakarta to Lebak Bulus Station in South Jakarta, with a length of 15.7 km with 13 stations, both elevated and underground.

On Wednesday, 30 January 2019, the MRT began to operate six trains to check the integration of the system. The trains took 30 minutes to travel the first phase of the MRT.

The construction of the second phase, connecting the Kota Station in West Jakarta to the Bundaran HI stop, meanwhile, is postponed due to land-use issues as the State Secretariat has yet issued a land-use permit for Medan Merdeka near the Presidential Palace area.

Written by: Sherine Angelina