BANDUNG - Towards the implementation of the 2019 Lebaran transportation period which will begin on May 26 to June 16, 2019, various preparations continue to be made by the PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) Operational Area 2 Bandung, one of them is by checking the train track through Movement Checking, Caring for and Repairing Infrastructure (GEMPAR).
Executive Vice President of PT KAI in Operation Area 2 Bandung, Saridal, said that line inspection and replacement of bearings was carried out to ensure the readiness of the railway line so that it was safe and convenient for the trains to travel during Lebaran transportation.
"We are replacing damaged pads and ballast stones on the left and right side of the left bridge, in front of the money order door, so there is no puddle and keeping the rail stable, because this is a weak point," he said.
According to Saridal, the total number of bridges in the Daop 2 area of ??Bandung starts from short to long categories of bridges that must be continuously monitored to reach 1,652 bridges.
"From the results of monitoring from Cikampek to Bandung Station, there are 15 points that must be repaired immediately, the risk is the safety of the train operation, if this swing with high-speed trains can drop," he said.
Saridal said, the process of improvement and readiness of railroad infrastructure that had been carried out ahead of the transport period of Eid 2019 in the Daop 2 area of ??Bandung had only reached 25 percent.
"We do normalization every Tuesday, We and Saturday, I target 10 days before the Lebaran transportation period, the infrastructure repairs have been completed," Saridal said, on the train line checking, Saturday (04/20). (Parno)