Busway project shelters started

The Jakarta Post - The construction of eight of 29 bus shelters for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), or busway, project began on Friday, said head of the City Transportation Agency Rustam Effendi.

The eight shelters are located along Jl. Sisingamangaraja, South Jakarta, and Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Central Jakarta.
Rustam said that completion of the construction was expected in December.
Other construction projects for the busway include median strips, footbridges and traffic lights.

The assistant to the city secretary for development affairs previously announced that the first busway corridor, from Blok M, South Jakarta, to Kota, Central Jakarta, would be inaugurated next January.
The project, costing some Rp 117 billion (US$13.76 million) was first introduced in 2001; its opening has been delayed several times. -- JP more