TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – President Director of PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China alias PT KCIC, Dwiyana Slamet Riyadi, said the ticket prices for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train had not changed from the plan, despite construction constraints and project costs stretching.
“It will not affect the ticket price. It will still be in accordance with the price recommended by the Polar UI team, which is around Rp. 250-350 thousand,” said Dwiyana, Monday, January 17, 2022.
As is known, the lightning project had faced problems clay shale or clay in a number of tunnel works which prevented the project from being completed by the end of this year.
“So there are obstacles that we calculate, technically, we will find it difficult to COD (commercial operation date) in December,” said Dwiyana. Recently, President Joko Widodo or Jokowi has targeted this project to be operational in June 2023.
Dwiyana believes things clay shale This does not increase the cost of the project. The reason is, the obstacle has actually entered into the calculation cost overrun for being a part of unforeseen or unexpected.
“So we have included it. So we hope there will be no changes to the cost overrun, “said Dwiyana.
In mid-2021, the investment cost of the high-speed train will swell to around IDR 27.17 trillion. The management at that time explained the main cause cost overrun are construction or EPC and land acquisition. Land acquisition for the fast track project is difficult because the route is very wide and passes through commercial areas.