Dahlan’s dream: 60 million passengers at Jakarta’s airport
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan is targeting Soekarno-Hatta Airport to accommodate 60 million passengers by 2014.
Dahlan made the comments at the opening of a new development project at the airport on Thursday. A new runway is being added at Terminal 3.
"Today, the aircraft traffic per hour is 52 times. The hope is for 75 times," Dahlan said after a leadership meeting at PT Telkom in Jakarta on Tuesday.
In addition to the runway, facilities at the terminal will also be expanded and added. "Work is currently being done to the interior," said Dahlan.
Another measure undertaken to increase the passenger capacity is to build a direct railway access to the airport. The route will start from Dukuh Atas railway station and run through to Tanah Abang, Duri and Tangerang. The existing railway lines stretch from Dukuh Atas to Duri. An 8-kilometer-long railway will be constructed from Duri to Tangerang and it will take approximately 60 minutes to go from Hamlet to Soekarno-Hatta airport.
The train will be a deluxe economy that stops at every station. "Taking the train instead of the toll road to the airport will take less time," he said.
The total estimated cost is Rp4.5 trillion. The next project will start in 2014, with the addition of Terminal 4 and an express train facility.
By Satwika Movementi
01 August 2012