Jakarta city has growing extensively that makes people have to stay outside the city, especially the productive working class. Over 4 million additional commuters going in and out of the city during workdays from the surrounding greater Jakarta areas (Jabodetabek). The Jakarta sprawling tendencies are significantly increase the transportation cost, reduce the mobility level and deteriorate the living quality.
As a constant growing megacity, transportation problem issues have risen significantly. It was estimated that in 2020, without major transportation breakthrough, major traffic jam would overwhelm the city and cost the city's economy in total of 65 billion rupiah. The current public transportation modal share in Jakarta is still dominated by private vehicle, and leave only 2 percent for rail-based transportation.
The uncontrolled Jakarta sprawling has also takes almost all available land of Jakarta since extensive low rise residential and buildings dominate most of the developments. This sprawling phenomenon has effectively put Jakarta in the situation of not having enough space for its future development. Therefore, to fulfill the needs for sustainable economic growth and social development, among the most reasonable way out, is to carefully conduct a comprehensive urban redevelopment initiative. The initiatives should effectively and seamlessly integrate smart land use redevelopment with mass transit network development. As a result, the related neighborhood redevelopment will have a positive orientation towards mass transit station.
Providing Comprehensive Solution to our Customer
The introduction of mass rapid transit system in Jakarta is not meant to substitute the existing public transportation system. It is aim to provide the additional city transportation system in Jakarta as appropriate alternatives for the existing private car transportation users. We realize that this type of customers have a high service level expectation. They will give a high praise for the punctuality of the MRT system but at the same time they will demand transportation system and facilities that enable them to reach their destination in a safe and convenient way. In that case a comprehensive travel experience scenario must be taken into consideration. The scenario of how they will reach the MRT System and the scenario of how they will reach their final destination after leaving the MRT System. As a builder and operator we cannot just focus our attention to provide the world-class standard of the MRT System but we also have to ensure that there will be an appropriate facilities and system that will enable our target passenger to fulfill all their journey requirement in a safe and convenient way.
On the other hand, the Provincial Government of Jakarta realizes that the MRT project development is not just meant to increase the service level of public transportation in Jakarta but also to rejuvenate the existing urban fabrics along MRT corridor as well as stimulating further urban growth to secure the sustainability of the economic growth of Jakarta city. The redevelopment surround MRT station and depot will also ensure significant value-capture from property tax revenue to increase the capacity of Jakarta Provincial Government to further develop the MRT network.