GARUT- Reactivation of railroads has been included in the national plan, especially the reactivation of inoperative rail lines on Java island.
According to the Head of Regional Division I of Rail Lines and Constructions Qualification Ministry of Transportation, Santoso Sinaga, the prioritized lines that will be reactivated is Bandung - Tanjungsari track. "This track becomes a priority related to the construction of Kertajati Airport. It's planned that the inoperative railway line from Tanjungsari will be extended to Kertajati," he said on Tuesday (03/22).
In addition to non-active rail lines, the Ministry of Transportation has been constructing some railways in Sumatera and Kalimantan, in which there have not been any railway line.
"The priority at this time is also the construction of the railway in Sumatra and Kalimantan, there have not been any in that regions. It's planned that the reactivation and development outside the Java Island can be completed in 2020" he explained.
According to Santoso, the rail lines reactivation in Garut and Bandung might be carried out after 2020. (Pun)