Sunday, 18 November 2018 | 07:35 WIB

In August 2018, Kelapa Gading-Rawamangun LRT to Commence Operation

Illustration: Jakarta LRT project plan. (opengovasia)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro) targets the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) track from Kelapa Gading to Velodrome Rawamangun to be completed and operated during the 18th Asian Games in August 2018.

Later, the six-kilometer track will have six stations, namely Kelapa Gading Depot, Kelapa Gading Mall Station, Boulevard Station, Pulomas Station, Equestrian Station, and Velodrome Station.

President Director of PT Jakpro Satya Heragandi revealed it is currently focused on the installation of segmental box girder (SBG)

"The workmanship has reached 21 percent, which is slightly ahead of schedule. After working the foundation and pile cap we will regain the workforce," he said in Jakarta on Tuesday (05/30/2017).

Satya explained every day there are about 1,900 workers involved in this project and expected construction work can be completed by the end of 2017.

Furthermore, in 2018 it will focus on track work and procurement of trains. According to plan, the purchase of the train series begins in April 2018.

"Testing and Commissioning is targeted to start in May and by August 2018 it is already operational," he said. (*)