Airport rail construction to start in May
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Business | Fri, April 04 2014, 7:32 AM
Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II said on Thursday the construction of a railway network connecting Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Jakarta city center will begin in May this year.
Indra Cahya, the head of the project management unit with Angkasa Pura II, confirmed the construction schedule, saying the state-owned railway company PT KAI would start placing materials around the M-1 Gate, an alternative access route to th airport.
"We will close the M-1 Gate to give space to construction activities," Indra added.
In addition, Angkasa Pura II general affairs manager Yudi Setiawan said the construction of the railway network was part of the grand design of Soekarno-Hatta.
As part of the grand design, the airport operator is developing the apron of Terminal 3. "The facility and capacity of Terminal 3's apron will be equal to other international airports across the world," he added.
According to him, the airport operator also plans to develop Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and double their capacity to 18 million passengers. He said all services at the airport would remain in operation during the construction process.