Palembang LRT On Track Ahead Of Asian Games 2018

Palembang LRT On Track Ahead Of Asian Games 2018

Palembang’s vital Light Rail Transit development will receive a financial boost to ensure its completion ahead of the Asian Games 2018, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said..

The US$751.9 billion Asian Games 2018 project has earmarked US$15.04 for Palembang’s LRT project development.

“The railway will be completed by December. What’s left for 2018 is only to take care of the train. The LRT will be ready to operate in June 2018, or at least two months before the Asian Games 2018,” Sumadi said.

The Palembang Light Rail Transit (Palembang LRT) is a light rail transit system that currently is under construction in Palembang, Indonesia and connect Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport and Jakabaring stadium complex. The project is built to facilitate the 2018 Asian Games. 

One section of the LRT crosses the Musi River and therefore has a lengthy construction time, with the construction of a 475-meter long bridge required.

Over Musi River | tribunnews Sumsel
Over Musi River | tribunnews Sumsel


The government is also working to ensure the LRT receives sufficient electricity supply to operate smoothly.

“We already asked PLN (the state electricity provider) to provide enough supply for the train to operate,” the minister said.

To date, the LRT has reached 40 percent completion. Now, the local government is formulating the most appropriate ticket price for users.

LRT Palembang | Skyscrapercity
LRT Palembang | Skyscrapercity



“The LRT must be utilized optimally by local people and government as a mass transportation which can accommodate high mobility,” Sumadi said.

There are five LRT routes in Palembang:

Sultan Mahmud International Airport-Badaruddin- Airport Intersection-Tanjung Api-Api;

Jl. Tanjung Api-Api-Jl. Kol. H. Burlian-Jl. Demang Lebar Daun-Police headquarters intersection;

Angkatan 45 intersection-Jl. Angkatan 45- Palembang Icon intersection-Jl.  Kapten A Rivai-Charitas intersection-Jl. Jenderal Sudirman; 

Ampera Bridge-Jl. Gubernur HA Bastari;

and a fifth route that passes through Jakabaring Sport City.



Source and reference :

The Jakarta Post


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