BANDUNG-The Central Government through the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) will accelerate the reactivation of 4 railways in the West Java region, such as Bandung-Ciwidey, Banjar-Pangandaran, Cibatu-Garut and Bandung-Tanjungsari.
Communication Manager of PT Kereta Api Indonesia in Operation Area 2 Bandung, Joni Martinus, stated that of the 4 routes to be reactivated, the Cibatu-Garut line is a track with faster progress, which is currently included in the payment of unloading fees.
"At the moment, which is in a fairly rapid stage of construction is reactivating Cibatu-Garut, has already paid for unloading fees to the community whose buildings have been affected, there are 1,077 buildings," he said.
Joni stated, based on the results of monitoring in the field at this time, most of the building owners who were on the train track had already received unloading money and some of them had dismantled the building themselves.
"Yesterday we surveyed, there were many people who did the demolition themselves," said Joni, at the 25th Anniversary of BUMN in Soreang, Sunday (10/03).
According to Joni, in order to carry out the rehabilitation of these 4 railroad lines, the government must spend a considerable amount of infrastructure investment which reaches more than Rp 5 trillion.
"The Cibaru-Garut-Cikajang line with a length of 47.5 km in the cost of Rp. 1.87 T, Banjar-Pangandaran-Cijulang, 82 km, estimates Rp. 1.76 T, the route Rancaekek-Tanjungsari is 11.5 km long, the infrastructure investment is Rp. 04 T and Bandung-Ciwidey lines, along the 37.8 km investment needed to reach Rp. 2.4 T, "he said. (Parno)