Work on MRT for Jakarta begins
- Published: 10 Oct 2013 at 18.47
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JAKARTA - Construction kicked off Thursday in the Indonesian capital for a long-awaited urban railway aimed at staving off crippling traffic gridlock.
A security guard walks at the site of a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a railway in Jakarta on Thursday. Construction is underway in the Indonesian capital for a long-awaited urban railway aimed at staving off crippling traffic gridlock. (AP photo)
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo presided over a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the first phase of the 15.7 kilometre mass rapid transit line from the southern Jakarta neighbourhood of Lebak Bulus to downtown Jakarta.
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