Purba, Aleksander (2020) A US$6.07 BILLION JAKARTA - BANDUNG HIGH - SPEED RAIL: CHALLENGES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC. In: The 10th International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, 11 - 13 November 2020, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project is one of the government's national strategic projects in the transportation sector and is expected to require a total investment of US$6.07 billion. The railway project will serve four main stations: Halim in Jakarta, Karawang in West Java and Walini and Tegaluar in Bandung regency. A total of 80 km of the railway will be elevated, while a further 16.9 km will be in tunnels. The trains will travel at 350 km per hour, cutting travel time between Jakarta and Bandung to 45 minutes, faster than the approximately three hours and a half on the Parahyangan existing train. Railway developer PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), a joint venture between Indonesian and Chinese railway companies, initially planned to finish the project and start operations in December 2021. Unfortunately, development of the project would depend on the situation of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. In order to curb the outbreak, the Jakarta government called on the public in mid-March to implement social distancing measures by studying, working and praying at home. Hence Chinese workers wanting to return to work on the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway project should abide by the health and safety protocols. In late March a regulation offering an exemption for foreigners working on national strategic projects from the temporary ban on foreign arrivals and transits. The ban is set to last until the government declares an end to the outbreak. In order to speed–up the progress, the consortium have made a number of breakthroughs in building tunnels, railway bridges and stations to pursue the remaining progress of 56 percent over the next 18 months.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Teknik (FT) > Prodi Teknik Sipil
Depositing User: ALEKSANDER ALEX PURBA
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2020 06:32
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2020 06:32
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/24364

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