Tuesday, 18 June 2019 | 22:14 WIB

President Joko Widodo Set to Inaugurate Jakarta MRT on Sunday

President Joko Widodo Set to Inaugurate Jakarta MRT on Sunday (alinea)

JAKARTA, NNC - After undergoing a trial period since March 12, the Integrated Moda Raya (MRT) or Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit is scheduled to be officially operational starting next April 1.

"President Joko Widodo will inaugurate the Jakarta MRT on Sunday, March 23," said Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi on the sidelines accompanying First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo along with Ms. Mufidah Kalla and the wives of work cabinet ministers joined in OASE or The Working Cabinet Solidarity Action Organization conducted an MRT trial on Tuesday (3/19/2019).

Regarding the women's car which was mentioned by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo during the trip, the Minister of Transportation explained that in the future the female carriage will be in cars 3 and 4, and will be valid during rush hour. So that female passengers still feel comfortable.

"Special carriages have two cars at 3 and 4 for women and children, valid during rush hour. I think that if the pressure is a danger, "explained the Minister of Transportation.

Steady, cool and comfortable

Meanwhile First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo said the MRT ride was steady after riding the MRT. "It was great, cool and comfortable," said the First Lady.

Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi said that the First Lady chose to stand while traveling on the MRT.

"Yes, the First Lady asked specifically about the train, about the speed, the number of passengers regarding a woman who was singled out or not, what time until what time did she operate. I think that is a question that indeed must be submitted to the public, "said the Minister of Transportation.

The Minister of Transportation expressed his gratitude to First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo and the OASE of the Working Cabinet for wanting to test the MRT. This is very good for the MRT socialization to the community, because public transportation especially MRT really needs socialization.

"Yes, I thank the First Lady and the Vice President for attending and OASE, this is actually part of the socialization for the MRT and for public transportation it is very important to socialize," said the Minister of Transportation.

He explained that the MRT trial could be followed by the community. You do this by registering online at the website www.ayocobamrtj.com and will be confirmed by email, a maximum of one day before departure