Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said the progress of the construction of the Jakarta Bandung Fast Train (KCJB) project had reached 70 percent. The first fast train in Indonesia with a rail length of 142 kilometers must be operational by 2022.
“Progress has reached 70 percent. President’s directive, in the second semester of 2022 trains must be able to be used from Jakarta to Bandung,” he said when met after the 2021 West Java Musrenbang, at the Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung, Monday (12/4/2021).
Before the musrenbang event, the Governor together with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi reviewed the work on the KCJB project at Padalarang Station and the KCJB Depot in Tegalluar. Also present from the Ministry of BUMN was represented by Deputy Minister Kartika Wiroatmodjo.
Ridwan Kamil said that on November 26, 2020, it was decided that Padalarang was chosen as the KCJB connectivity station to Bandung Station in Kebon Kawung.
Ridwan Kamil gave input that on the train line from Padalarang Station to Bandung Station, four to five flyovers need to be built.
According to him, before the construction of the KCJB, the Padalarang area became a regular traffic jam because there were level crossings. “My aspiration is only one thing. Now, without the fast train on the Padalarang-Bandung route, it will cause traffic jams because there is a level crossing. So we need a flyover,” he hoped.
This input received a positive response from the central government and plans to build five flyover points plus an underpass around the Padalarang train line to Kebon Kawung. “They are committed to building five flyovers and underpasses along the Padalarang train line to Kebon Kawung,” said Kang Emil.
Photo: Infographics / Reaches 350km / hour, these are the specifications for the Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train / Aristya Rahadian Krisabella
Infographics: Reach 350km / hour, this is the Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train specifications
With the five flyovers, it is hoped that the fast train activity at the station will not interfere with traffic on the highway. “So that later there will be additional crossings for high-speed trains, the frequency of which is 15 minutes, it will not interfere with traffic on the highway,” said Kang Emil.
From the observation, the construction of the KCJB project at Padalarang Station is currently being built an additional station for connectivity to the City of Bandung, where the previous plan was in Tegalluar. While the existing Padalarang Station is also being renovated. Then at the Tegalluar Depot, the railroad tracks have begun to be installed.