Jakarta Will Start Its MRT Project in 2013


PT Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta will start the first phase of MRT project construction of HI roundabout-Lebak Bulus route in early 2013.

Thus, in the end of 2016, the subway project can be operated so that passengers will only spend 30 minutes from Lebak Bulus to the HI roundabout.

Director of Engineering and Project MRT Jakarta, Rachmadi, said the current construction bidding process is underway after the enactment of 10 consortiums which have passed the prequalification stage.

“The contract signing will be in October and the winner consortium will directly work it. The construction can be started early next year, and will be finished in the mid-2016,” he said.