President Jokowi Encourages LRT Development to Bogor City

LRT Jabodebek, Ujicoba Terbatas
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Jakarta – The Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Wednesday encouraged a study on the development of a Light Rapid Transit (LRT) connected to Bogor City, West Java. 

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"I ask to immediately conduct a study on the development of LRT to Bogor City," President Jokowi said in a limited meeting about the integration of public transportation modes at the Merdeka Palace, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. 

According to the Head of State, the existing LRT has reached full capacity and needs to be added. 

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"The construction of the LRT line to Kelapa Gading to Manggarai so that the coverage and reach of this mass transportation is wider," the President emphasized. 

Presiden Jokowi bersama sejumlah kepala lembaga negara naik LRT Jabodebek

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LRT Jabodebek Beri Tarif Promo di Libur Nataru 2023-2024, Segini Besarannya

In addition, the Head of State also asked for a study on an integrated payment system and payment tools that can be used by the public in all modes of transportation: MRT, LRT, fast train, airport train, TransJakarta, buses, and other public transportation. 

"What kind of subscription payment mechanism, what kind of discount, I think this will attract people to ride mass transportation,"

Previously, the President revealed that the Jakarta area already has several mass transportation modes so integration needs to be done so that people feel comfortable if they choose to use public transportation.

"After we have MRT, LRT, fast train, airport train, what we must immediately complete, we run is how we integrate these modes of transportation with other modes of transportation," the President said. 

President Jokowi also mentioned: "There needs to be a study on how to integrate the entire mass transportation fleet between LRT, MRT, fast trains, and airport trains with Transjakarta, buses, online taxis, and online motorcycle taxis,"

"Therefore, there needs to be a system that makes it easier for people to switch to public transportation,"

Moreover, a system is needed to make it easier for people to use public transportation because the end is convenience and comfort. 

The limited meeting was attended by Vice President Ma'ruf Amin, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of State-owned Enterprises Erick Thohir, Acting Governor of Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono, and Acting Governor of West Java Bey Machmudin.

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