BANDUNG CITY - West Java Regional Secretary, Iwa Karniwa led a meeting related to the construction of the Urban Trains Tegalluar-Bandung Station and the four railways reactivation of West Java in the Ciremai Meeting Room Gedung Sate, Monday (22/7/19).
In the meeting, Iwa said the Tegalluar-Bandung train would serve four stations namely Tegalluar Station, Laswi Station, Aljabbar Station and Bandung Station with a total distance of 16.2 km.
Consisting of four series, the capacity per day can reach 16 thousand passengers from two directions. Later, the railways will be connected to the Indonesia China Fast Train (KCIC) railway with Tegalluar Station as its transit station.
"The operational speed is 70 km / h (Bandung-Cimekar) and 55 km / h (Cimekar-Tegalluar), so the average speed is 65 km / hr. "It takes 27 minutes and the passenger time is 5 minutes, the total investment plan is Rp. 3.96 trillion," Iwa said.
Iwa said that the technical meeting, especially with Jasa Marga, will be carried out further to synchronize the master plan for city toll roads and the Bandung Raya toll road.
However, Iwa continued, there were some things that were noted, including the appeal level with Indonesia China Fast Train (KCIC), the study of fly over or underpasses at highway intersections, until the increasing of cement implants at Laswi and Aljabbar Stations.
"Our hope for Tegalluar-Bandung Station can be completed in May 2021, which means it's finished one month before the completion of the fast train in June 2021," said Iwa.
As for the reactivation of the Cibatu-Cikajang railways, Phase I covers the route of Cibatu-Garut for 19.3 km. This route mapping and socialization was carried out in August 2018 with a total investment of Rp 469.13 billion.
The process of controlling 911 heads of households (KK) has also been completed 100 percent, while an additional eight families are still in the process. Construction of the Cibatu and Garut mosques and stations entered the auction process for design and development.
Reactivation of Cibatu-Garut, whose funding is included in the PT KAI development plan and budget (RKA) investment in 2019, is targeted to be completed by the end of the year.
"And Phase II is Garut-Cikajang, which is 28.2 km long which will begin construction around 2020-2021. "The total investment is around Rp. 600 billion," said Iwa.
"As for the 11.5 km Rancaekek-Tanjungsari target of 2020-2021, the estimated cost is Rp 1.11 trillion. Pre FS (feasibility study) is completed, 100 percent land mapping has also been held coordination meeting. Funding in the process of the proposed PMN (State Capital Participation), "he added.
For the 82 km Banjar-Pangandaran-Cijulang route, the reactivation process takes place from 2020-2022 with an estimated investment of Rp 2.39 trillion. At present, the Pre FS stage has been completed with 50 percent mapping of land and funding in the PMN proposal process.
Finally, reactivation of the 37.8 km Bandung-Ciwidey route will take place from 2020-2022 with an investment of Rp 2.712 trillion. After the Pre FS was completed in 2017, the current mapping progress of land is 50 percent.
For this route and the Bandung Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD), funding can be through loan offers in rupiah from the Brithish Consortium or the PMN proposal process.
In total, reactivation of the four lines, namely Cibatu-Cikajang, Rancaekek-Tanjungsari, Banjar-Pangandaran-Cijulang, and Bandung-Ciwidey covering 178.8 km of lanes with an estimated cost of Rp. 7.273 trillion and targeted to be completed in 2022.
Meanwhile, the Head of PT. KAI DAOP II, Saridal, said that the purpose of reactivating the railways was because West Java had a strategic route. The hope is that tourist attractions that are passed become the potential to develop the tourism sector. In addition, reactivation of trains can also be expected to overcome congestion in the Greater Bandung area.