Indonesian President Declared Operation Of Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway
JAKARTA, Oct 2 (NNN-ANTARA) – Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, declared the official operation of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) at Halim Station in Jakarta, this morning.
The Indonesian Transportation Ministry issued an operating license Friday, to PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia-China, a joint venture consortium between Indonesian and Chinese state-owned firms that construct and run the HSR.
At the ceremony, Widodo announced the name of the HSR, “Whoosh,” inspired by the sound of the train, saying that, the high-speed train marks the modernisation of Indonesia’s transportation mode, which is efficient, environment friendly and integrated with other public transportation tools.
“I declare that ‘Whoosh’ is ready to be operated,” Widodo said.