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he city of Jakarta announced its journey towards becoming a smart city last year. Since then, the Jakarta Smart City Division has produced various platforms for citizens to engage with data like never before.

Jakarta’s Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama is tasked with guiding them towards smart city development.

The Centre for Solid Waste Management of Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE) here has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia to replace all its existing roads with ‘plastic roads’ between 2017 and 2025.

State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga will allow travelers to pass through Cikarang Utama toll gates free if the queues of vehicles reach 5 kilometers to avoid worsening traffic congestion as people start returning to Jakarta and its neighboring cities.

The decision was made during a meeting between the toll road operator, the Transportation Ministry and the National Police, on Thursday.

The first phase of construction of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway Project will commence on the Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta, to Tegalluar, Bandung District, West Java, route.

“The high-speed railway will be constructed from Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta, to Tegalluar, Bandung District, West Java,” West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan stated after a meeting to discuss the accelerated construction of the Jakarta-Bandung fast train project here on Wednesday.

ndonesia's first high-speed train, which will run between Jakarta and Bandung (in West Java) is expected to give rise to new economic centers and cities along the 142 kilometers-long railway. Construction of the project, estimated to cost a total of USD $5.5 billion, is scheduled to kick off on 21 January 2016 in Bandung as Indonesia's Transportation Ministry has finally issued the track permit (this had been a major hurdle previously).

Sunday, 30 April 2017 10:29

Jakarta subway tunnel

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The first 16km of Jakarta's underground MRT is due to be completed in 2018. However, Jakarta's dream of finally getting an underground railway to ease its chronic road traffic has been shunted into a siding after the city's leader reportedly rejected a design for trains he says look like sleepy crickets.

Next week construction of the high-speed Jakarta-Bandung railway project may finally start as the government is set to issue the necessary construction permit that allows for the development of Indonesia’s first-ever high-speed railway project. This railway will connect Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta to the city of Bandung in West Java. Although the groundbreaking ceremony was conducted in January 2016 the project – similar to many other infrastructure projects in Indonesia – has been plagued by a long delay.

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake near Indonesia has shaken people in the Northern Territory, but authorities say there is no tsunami threat to Australia.

Geoscience Australia confirmed tremors from the quake near the Banda Sea off Indonesia were felt in Darwin on Wednesday morning.

The quake occurred around 9am local Indonesian time with an epicentre 180km deep, and there were no immediate reports of damage. Indonesia’s disaster agency said residents in the south-west of the Moluccas island chain also felt the quake.

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