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Over 63 percent of land for trans-Java toll road cleared Some 63.8 percent of land meant for the Indonesia's 658.6-kilometer Trans-Java toll road has been cleared, a senior public works official said.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 30 October 2014 20:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Train services disrupted because of floods Train services in Jakarta have been disrupted since yesterday because of the continuing floods that hit the capital area. Tanah Abang train station in downtown Jakarta has been flooded and can not be used for train services at the moment. The station has been closed down completely.

Posted in Flooding @ 19 January 2014 03:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fuel truck driver blamed for deadly crash with train A railway company official has blamed the truck driver for the deadly crash with a passenger train at a railway crossing in Bintaro in Jakartas southwestern outskirts on Monday.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 December 2013 22:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


7 dead after commuter train crashes into fuel truck in Jakarta Seven people reportedly died following a crash involving a commuter train and a fuel truck near Bintaro Permai areas railway crossing in the Tangerang province, on Monday at 11:15 West Indonesia Time (WIB).

Posted in Accidents @ 09 December 2013 18:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Railway company to build Yogyakarta-Solo electric train lines The Indonesian Railway Company (KAI) is planning to build electric train (KRL) lines connecting Yogyakarta and Solo.

Posted in General @ 30 July 2013 05:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry provides Rp4.5 bln for Jakarta floods The Ministry of Social Affairs has provided Rp4.5 billion for the need to prepare buffer stocks for flood handling in Jakarta.

Posted in Flooding @ 18 January 2013 11:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Floods paralyzes most Jakarta daily activities Incessant rains that poured Jakarta and its surrounding areas from 02.a.m. local time on Thursday, triggered floods in certain areas of the capital city and paralized its citizen`s daily activities.

Posted in Flooding @ 17 January 2013 11:32 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Landslide forces Jakarta - Bogor trains to a halt Indonesian state-owned railroad company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has announced that the commuter trains between Jakarta and Bogor will not operate for the time being after a large landslide caused the double track to sink. Trains from Jakarta will only run until Depok train station just south of Jakarta.

Posted in Accidents @ 22 November 2012 12:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry to build link between railway line and trans-Jakarta bus The Ministry of Transportation plans to build a link between the commuter railway line and the Trans-Jakarta bus lane in an effort to meet the needs of mass transportation in Jakarta by 2013.

Posted in General @ 07 November 2012 16:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Train for female passengers between Jakarta and Bogor The state railway company has operated an electric commuter train specially for female and child passengers between Bogor and Jakarta. "It is good, we feel safe without men in the train," Tia Renjani, one of the passengers said before departing from Bogor to her working place in Jakarta on Monday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 01 October 2012 21:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dahlan, Jokowi to team up to build Jakarta's underpasses Minister for State Enterprises Dahlan Iskan said he would team up with Jakarta Governor elect Joko Widodo to build underpasses at 24 railway crossroads in the city.

Posted in Politics @ 21 September 2012 19:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Defense ministry gets three Bell-412 choppers Indonesian aerospace company PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI)) handed three Bell-412 EP helicopters to the Defense Ministry in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. PT DI delivered the helicopters to the Defense Ministry to strengthen the operations of the Indonesian Army and Navy.

Posted in Military @ 05 March 2012 08:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia cracks down on 'train surfing' with concrete balls Railway staff in Indonesia have begun hanging concrete balls above railway lines in an effort to try to stop commuters from riding the roofs of trains, the Jakarta Globe reported on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 18 January 2012 05:30 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More commuter trains for travelers in Greater Jakarta Seen the ever increasing number of passengers on the KRL commuter trains in Greater Jakarta, the state-owned company running the trains, PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek, will increase the number of trains as soon as possible. As early as next year, more trains will be running on the routes operated by the KRL commuter trains.

Posted in General @ 31 January 2011 06:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


State railway launches 'women-only' carriages Indonesia's state railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) on Thursday launched special carriages for women traveling between the capital, Jakarta, and the West Java city of Bogor. Transportation minister Freddy Numberi and women and child rights minister Linda Amalia Sari attended the launch ceremony at Depok train station in West Java.

Posted in Culture @ 20 August 2010 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The first plane It was less than one week before it really happened. I was in Kuala Lumpur to settle some official stuff, and when drinking an iced tea I took some time off in the evening to visit a friend. It was getting late and however we usually only 'speak' to each other on the internet, we had some serious issues as well. Sometimes it's best to make a small joke about accidents and disasters. The people on board of the missing Adam Air plane are having a splendid time diving there, things like that, whether they are fun or not. As long as it doesn't happen in your own direct environment, you can still say things like that. I also told that I always missed such events; earthquakes when I'm away; other disasters beyond my easy reach and other things like that.

Posted in Travel @ 17 March 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Green issues at forefront of revisions to Jakarta spatial plan The Sutiyoso administration plans to revise the Jakarta Spatial Plan to improve the quality of life in the city and respond to environmental factors. "The revision is aimed at preventing further environmental destruction. Governor Sutiyoso himself wants the revision to come into effect in 2007," Jakarta Environmental Management Board (BPLHD) secretary Junani Kartawiria told a public discussion held by the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) on Thursday.

Posted in Environment @ 01 October 2006 08:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's monorail struggles to get on track Gridlocked cars. Noxious traffic fumes. Indonesia's capital is crying out for a new transport network, but stop-start plans for a monorail illustrate the country's chequered efforts to build badly needed infrastructure. The idea of a gleaming monorail gliding above the congested tropical city of nearly 9 million people is an enticing one and proponents point to neighbouring Bangkok's Skytrain or Kuala Lumpur's monorail in at least easing equally grim transport woes.

Posted in General @ 20 September 2006 14:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


PT Dirgantara Indonesia claims production of 484 planes Aerospace industry PT Dirgantara Indonesia claimed Tuesday it has produced 484 aircraft of various types since its establishment in 1976. The company has managed to sell aircraft to foreign markets, Dirgantara Acting President Nuril Fuad told President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was visiting the factory in the West Java capital of Bandung, some 150 km south of Jakarta. He said Malaysia has purchased eight aircraft, Thailand bought two, South Korea acquired eight and Pakistan ordered four.

Posted in Economy @ 03 January 2006 19:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Jakarta readies funds for MRT project The Jakarta administration has earmarked some Rp 135 billion (11.4 million Euro) in its 2006 budget draft for the ambitious mass rapid transit (MRT) network, the first concrete step taken to materialize the undertaking. "I have been informed by Minister (of Transportation) Hatta Radjasa that the construction of the MRT line will begin next year. The project will be financed by a loan from the Japanese government," Governor Sutiyoso said early this week when asked about the budget allocation.

Posted in General @ 28 November 2005 07:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More motorists shift to motorcycles As a civil servant at the office of the Ministry of Tourism in Central Jakarta, Cecep, 32, who lives with his family in a small house in Ciputat, Tangerang, decided he needed a motorcycle to reduce his monthly expenses. "I can't afford bus fares because I have to change buses three times to get to my office," he told The Jakarta Post.

Posted in Economy @ 14 October 2005 07:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Protests gathering pace ahead of fuel price hike Thousands of people hit the streets and public transport drivers went on strike to protest the government's planned fuel price increase, Agence France-Presse reported. The government is set to hike fuel prices this weekend. Organisers have vowed to mobilise some 14,000 protesters to demonstrate at the presidential palace but by noon only about 700 had gathered there.

Posted in Protests @ 29 September 2005 17:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Govt to look into state railway company after string of accidents Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here on Sunday the government has sent two senior officials to look into various problems in the state-run railway company in the wake of frequent railway accidents. Kalla made the remarks when attending the National Family Day and the World Population Day here on Sunday morning.

Posted in General @ 03 July 2005 15:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta floods force minister to take ojek Torrential rainfall flooded parts of Jakarta early Wednesday (19/1/05), causing severe traffic congestion that forced Manpower and Transmigration Minister Fahmi Idris to take an ojek (motorbike taxi) to work. Idris left his house near Jalan Warung Buncit, South Jakarta, in his chauffeur-driven Volvo limousine supplied by the state, but the vehicle soon became trapped in the gridlock in the floodwaters. The minister then exited his stationary vehicle and hailed an ojek to take him to a meeting at the vice presidential office, detikcom online news portal reported. The ride on the Suzuki Thunder motorbike reportedly cost the minister Rp50,000 ($5.45) – well above the usual fare for such a journey.

Posted in Flooding @ 20 January 2005 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Germany to provide US$66m soft loan for Jakarta train service The German government plans to provide 52 million euros (US$66 million) in loans and grants for the improvement of commuter train services in Greater Jakarta. The funds, provided through the German Development Bank (KfW), will be used to finance the assembly of 10 trains and their engines, and is expected to be agreed upon in December.

Posted in General @ 09 November 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


On several different occasions, I travelled by train over Jawa. Some of the trips were made in the evening or at night, so there wasn’t much to see except some white lights from distant villages and every once in a while a train station where we made a short stop to let other trains pass, since most of the rail network still is single-lined.

Posted in Travel @ 30 October 2004 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lampung to build intercity railway The Lampung administration signed on Friday a cooperation agreement with state railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) to develop a railway network in the province. According to the agreement signed by Governor Sjachroedin ZP and PT KAI president Omar Berto, PT KAI provides two locomotives and commuter passenger cars, a railway master plan, railway infrastructure and stations, as well as unearthing existing railway.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2004 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Curse of the green underpants A half-man, half-beast, dubbed the "kolor ijo" or "green underpants", has been blamed for stalking Jakarta's outskirts, attacking people with its claws and raping lone women. Terrified residents set up special kolor ijo patrol squads, while others draped their homes in magic talismans to ward off the creature.

Posted in Religion @ 11 February 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sutiyoso puts brakes on 3-in-1 policy The tryout of the new extended three-in-one traffic policy, slated for Monday, skidded to a stop on Friday during a five-hour closed-door discussion between Jakarta Governor Sutiyoso and the busway project team. Sutiyoso postponed the discussion on the controversial issue to Monday.

Posted in General @ 19 December 2003 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Runaway train travels 45km to Jakarta An empty train travelled 45 kilometres with no driver and eight wagons in tow before coming to a halt in the centre of the Indonesian capital, a report said. The electric commuter train, parked in the town of Bogor, came to life at around 3.50 am Friday and headed towards Jakarta at about 65 kilometres per hour, the state Antara news agency said, quoting station sources. A railway employee who saw the train begin to move climbed on board in an effort to stop the locomotive but could not enter the driver's compartment.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 14 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Controversial Jakarta busway kicks off on Jan. 15 The Jakarta administration announced on Tuesday that the controversial busway will open on Jan. 15, in line with the extension and expansion of the three-in-one traffic policy. Each passenger will be charged Rp 2,500 (29 U.S. cents) per trip along the Blok M-Kota route. The buses will operate from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The buses will be free for the first two weeks.

Posted in General @ 10 December 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta extends, expands three-in-one traffic policy Objections from motorists to the Jakarta Administration's plan to extend the three-in-one traffic policy apparently did not deter the bureaucrats from continuing their plan and even expanding it. City secretary for development affairs Irzal Djamal, who is also head of the busway project team, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the policy would be enforced to support the launching of 60 buses in the Bus Rapid Transit or busway project in January.

Posted in General @ 13 November 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two named suspects in train crash The Bogor Police named on Sunday a train driver and a passenger as suspects in the commuter train collision on Saturday along the Jakarta-Bogor route, in which two commuters were severely injured and at least 44 others suffered minor injuries. The police identified the suspects as Edi Siswanto, 41, the driver of train No. 490, and Darwin, 38, a passenger on train No. 488. Train No. 490 crashed into the back of train No. 488. The two are being held at Bogor Police Headquarters pending further investigation.

Posted in Accidents @ 06 October 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In the midst of a true anti-teroris atmosphere I was leaving for Jakarta today. Very early in the morning (read in the night) polisi was driving around Bogor with a hurry. The newspapers now reported that they are behind several terrorists in Surabaya, the same is happening with those in Bogor, because the police were in a hurry for a mass-arrest. I don’t know whether they actually found someone, probably they arrested a few for display in “Patrolli”.

Posted in Travel @ 08 August 2003 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


City, investors at odds on monorail route City administration and monorail investors are still discussing the route of the semi-mass transportation system even though construction is expected to begin in December. To attract more interest in the scheme investors argued that the monorail would not only transport commuters between Bekasi, Jakarta and Tangerang but also to other areas of the city.

Posted in General @ 02 August 2003 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Plane crash in Indonesia kills seven A commuter plane crashed early Thursday in the Indonesian province of Eastern Kalimantan, killing seven people and injuring three, an airport official said. The plane — an 8-seat Britten-Norman 2A owned by Dirgantara Air Service — went down minutes after takeoff from Tarakan in East Kalimantan, said the official, named Zainuddin.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Traffic and ground transportation have become major headaches for residents of Jakarta. The city administration has failed to deal with the chaotic traffic that clogs the capital's streets, and an integrated transportation system offering safe and fast mass rapid transit remains but a dream. The Jakarta Post's Soeryo Winoto discussed the issue with Jakarta-based urban transportation expert Djamester Simarmata.

Posted in Human rights @ 02 November 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In the very early hours of a day in july, 2000, we left home in Pondok Labu for a five-day trip to Yogyakarta. With we I mean Fifi, one of my relations in Indonesia and myself. We would go there to visit Candi Borobudur and Candi Prambanan, and to have pleasant stay outside Jakarta for a few days. That early morning already meant a surprise to me. Jakarta could be quiet like a rural area as well, but you had to go out very early. And that would not be the last surprise.

Posted in Travel @ 12 October 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Power crisis adds to Jakarta woes A widespread blackout in the Indonesian capital and the surrounding West Java towns has underscored Jakarta's failure to build power infrastructure to keep pace with the growing demand. It has reinforced fears that a power crisis is looming in the country, especially as government has hardly managed to attract any new foreign investors into the power sector over the last five years. The blackout had left much of greater Jakarta in total darkness for about six hours on Thursday night.

Posted in Power supply @ 16 September 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Facing a meltdown in its transportation system, the Jakarta government now dreams of a high-speed subway, elevated trains and modern buses to efficiently move its 12 million inhabitants. Experts conducting a S$15-million study hope to ease the severe gridlock that often turns a 5-km trip into a half-hour crawl.

Posted in General @ 19 July 2002 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia bus bomb kills 4 Police on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi say a bomb explosion has ripped though a crowded commuter bus killing at least four people and injuring 17. The blast occurred Wednesday but news of the bombing did not reach the Indonesian capital until Thursday, the Associated Press in Jakarta reported. The bus was traveling to the city of Poso, capital of Central Sulawesi province -- a region of Indonesia with a history of sectarian bloodshed.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 06 June 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Drivers strike recedes, fares increase A mass strike by public minibus drivers receded in most parts of the country on Tuesday, but commuters had to pay the price as the drivers unilaterally increased the fares. Albeit far smaller in magnitude, the strike continued in Yogyakarta, the Central Java town of Batang and the West Java town of Cirebon. The West Java capital of Bandung, which was hit by the major strike on Monday, returned to normal on Tuesday. Minibuses were seen operating after the government unveiled the estimate of new fares which would be increased some 30 percent.

Posted in Economy @ 08 May 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia begins flood cleanup Thousands of Indonesians driven from their homes in the capital by flooding that left at least 30 people dead returned Tuesday to face a growing fear of disease. The deluge in Jakarta — the worst in years — began 10 days ago, leaving 380,000 people homeless and inundating office blocks and roads in some areas with up to 8 feet of murky brown water. At one point, water lapped at the steps of the presidential palace.

Posted in Flooding @ 05 February 2002 00:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Heavy downpour brings anguish for Jakartans Heavy rains continued in parts of greater Jakarta on Monday, adding to the misery of thousands of residents already suffering from massive flooding for the past week, reports said.

Posted in Weather @ 04 February 2002 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Fuel protests turn violent Protests against the fuel price hike again turned violent here as university students taking part in two separate demonstrations clashed with police. Students from the Indonesian Christian University (UKI) and Jayabaya University, both in East Jakarta, became involved in running battles with the police in front of their respective universities, resulting in at least five people being injured.

Posted in Protests @ 21 June 2001 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Expert warns of high cost of subway A overseas expert warned on Tuesday of the price the city would have to pay for its Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) or subway system, saying the project would be barely feasible. Director for International Affairs at Japan's Teito Rapid Transit Authority (TRTA) Kunio Kawakami told a seminar on the Indonesian railway system here that there were only a few subway systems worldwide whose operating income exceeded operating costs.

Posted in General @ 07 February 2001 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


City will not impose new taxi fares soon: Sutiyoso Taxi commuters can still enjoy services at the usual fares after the city administration decided to postpone the introduction of new fares for the near future. Governor Sutiyoso said on Tuesday that he would still need to discuss thematter with related institutions before imposing the new taxi fare. "The new fare will not be imposed in November because I have not receivedthe letter of recommendation from the city council. "So, I will not issue the decree on the fare hike in the near future," he told journalists. Sutiyoso said that although the city council had recommended a 45-percent hike, it did not mean that the administration would impose the same percentage. "I have not decided anything on the hike percentage," he said.

Posted in General @ 01 November 2000 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Jakarta braces for bus strike Millions of commuters in the capital could be stranded beginning on Monday following a planned massive strike by owners of the over 8,000 private city buses, minibuses and mikrolet (minivans). The strike plan was announced on Friday by chairman of the Jakarta chapter of the Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda) Aip Syarifuddin in a meeting with city councillors at the City Council building.

Posted in General @ 12 April 2000 10:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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