JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesia’s President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to virtually witness the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail (KCJB) test from Bali on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
President director of state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (PT KAI) Didiek Hartantyo said that the two leaders will get to virtually observe the dynamic testrun of the train that will be conducted from Tegalluar to Cikopo – both in West Java – which is about 20 kilometers long.
"We will carry out the second scenario, we will do a live stream from Tegalluar for the operational test of the train to Kopo 16 km, observed directly by Jokowi and Xi from the summit in Bali," he said in a hearing with Commission VI of the House of Representatives (DPR) in the Parliament Complex, as quoted from CNN Indonesia on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Didiek outlined the project’s key milestone towards the commercial operation date or COD in June 2023.
“As of November 2, we have turned the power on for electrification with PLN up to 150 kilovolts in Tegalluar,” said Didiek.
In the showcase, the electric multiple units (EMU) will only be run from Tegalluar to Cikopo, he informed. “We will test it first tomorrow morning,” Didiek said as quoted from Tempo, Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
Didiek revealed that until the second week of October 2022, the physical progress of the KCJB construction had reached 97.51 percent. Meanwhile, the progress of investment absorption has reached 90.60 percent. The plan is that KCJB can be tested in June 2023.
"For the progress of the construction of stations and depots. For Halim Station 69.44 percent, Karawang 65.99 percent, Padalarang still 9.75 percent, Tegalluar 81.77 percent, Tegalluar depot 52.65 percent," said Didiek as quoted by Republika.
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