President Joko Widodo on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, reviewed the development of the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout (HI) MRT Station. His arrival was welcomed by, among others, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, and PT MRT Managing Director William Sabandar.
Arrive at the Roundabout HI MRT Station at around 09.00 WIB, the President goes straight to the departure platform. From there, the President along with the group tried the latest transportation modes in Jakarta with the aim of Depo MRT Lebak Bulu, South Jakarta.
The President's trip from HI Roundabout MRT Station to Lebak Bulus MRT Depot is taken in approximately 30 minutes. The number of train cars that were currently ridden by the President was 6 cars with each with a capacity of 48 seats, including 6 seats for pregnant women and the elderly.
"We jointly tried the MRT from Bundaran HI to Lebak Bulus for 16 kilometers," said the President upon his arrival at the Lebak Bulus MRT Depot.
The project, said the President, is in the final stage of completion and is expected to be operational soon to serve the community in March 2019.