Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Wasted Monorail Project

As a capital city that has a total population of more than 8.5 million people (2010), Jakarta needs a mass rapid transportation (MRT) system.

For this purpose, the government of former Governor of Jakarta i.e. Sutiyoso has given a license to PT Jakarta Monorail to build and operate a 26 kilometers Monorail Transportation system.

Construction of the project began on June 2004, but was stopped after 13 kilometers of  concrete pillars was erected in 2007 when Sutiyoso ended his office term, because his successor Fauzi Bowo refused to provide a guarantee needed by PT Jakarta Monorail to finance the project.

Since then, the Monorail's concrete pillars remain standing for four years like some kind of wasted monuments on the streets of Jakarta.

Last Monday, Fauzi Bowo announced that his government has decided to stop the Monorail project, and the  government shall compensate PT Jakarta Monorail with the amount of Rp 204 Billion. This is much lower than the Rp 600 Billion compensation requested by the said company.

This is a very sad news for me, because I have been expecting for so many years to ride on the Monorail in Jakarta.

9 comments:

attayaya-lion said...

iya
kulihat tiang-tiang pancang itu bagaikan tugu mati tak terurus
hmmm.... kapan selsesainya ya dan dapat mengurangi sedikit kemacetan di jkt

colson said...

Given the obvious need for an improved transportaion system in Jakarta, did the governor provide good, convincing reasons to halt (and now) stop the project?

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

buat lokasi syuting aja tiang2 itu.. :)))

Mushfique said...

Hope the Govt. takes the necessary steps as soon as possible! Don't be sad ! I am pretty sure something good will come up in the future!

H. Nizam said...

@Attayaya-lion,
Proyek monorel dibatalkan dan tiang2 beton tsb akan dipakai untuk jalan layang busway. Mudah2an kali ini sungguhan jadinya.

@Colson,
He said that monorail is a non governmental project, and the private company failed to complete it.
Actually if the government wants to provide guarantee needed by the company to get loan, the project can be carried out.

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Ha ha ha .... untuk lokasi film.

@Musfique,
After cancelling the monorail project the government plan to use the concrete pillars for fly over road that will be used for special bus (busway)

Diah said...

Pemborosan pemeerintah daerah.Dan sangat tidak relevan, disaat banyak masyarakat membutuhkan disini membuang2 anggaran

H. Nizam said...

@Diah,
Anda benar, disaat negara kita sedang serba kekurangan seperti sekarang, sangat tidak pantas pemerintah daerah maupun pusat bersikap arogan sehingga banyak uang terbuang sia2.

NB: Terima kasih banyak atas kunjungan anda.

r10 said...

aku juga kecewa, ingin sekali naik transportasi monorail di jakarta

H. Nizam said...

@R10,
Mudah2an penggantinya enak dinaiki