JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi criticized rail transport, which he considered stagnated and did not have a jump.
This was stated by the former Director-General of Angkasa Pura II, who was today associated with the challenges of mass transportation in Indonesia.
"I criticize if one mode of transportation stagnates, I say, that this train does not stagnate," he said in Jakarta on Tuesday (July 23, 2013).
"People are happy with what the train does, but it's not too short," he continued.
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According to the Minister of Transport, the biggest challenge for mass transportation is that people are increasingly using private transport, from cars to motorcycles.
Therefore, the Transport Minister estimated that there is a need to improve services and innovation in the transport sector.
The moment the Minister of Transport said that bus transport is particularly improving. Starting from the terminal, the transport continues to improve.
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But in the rail sector he saw that there was stagnation. The Minister of Transport hopes that the railway undertakings will have a big leap in order to increase the scope, capacity and quality of their services.
The Minister of Transport has given an example of the Electric Railway (KRL) in Jakarta. According to him, if the changes continue, the number of passengers will not be 1.2 million per day, but may increase to 2 million per day.
"If this is good, BRT is good, mass transportation in Jakarta will be good," he said.