Wednesday, 25 May 2011 20:16    PDF Print E-mail
Medan to install MRT, Secretary said
Warta
ROMI IRWANSYAH
Governmental & political Correspondent
WASPADA ONLINE


MEDAN - City administration office said Wednesday has planned a transportation development in lieu of figuring out congestion problem.

"Medan government is accomplishing the concept of mass rapid transit (MRT) - both busway and monorail service," City Secretry Syaiful Bahri told newsmen here.

According to him, city government and Transportation agency have made simulation of future traffic lane. "So far, the simulation held on Jalan Gatot Subroto street," he said.

"Trans Medan busway is expected to have 7 corridors started in 2012," Syaiful added.

In spite of the detail planning, city administration office still uncertain to have adequate budget.

Syaiful expects the Transportation Ministry would support the plan along with several investors. "But, I don't think it is a big issue. We are ready studying the budget requirement with City Transportation agency."

The city government is under pressure to settle mounting congestion problem that impact to residents' performance.

A transportation analyst concerns that congestion problem in Medan is unlikely settled, on condition that related agencies fail to impose firm action.

University of Sumatera Utara's (USU) Filiyanti Bangun criticizes City Traffic Police and the Transportation Agency's failure to anticipate worse impact of congestion.

"Routine and tight control is a must for maintaining an order traffic line," she said both agencies have pledged would punish those violate traffic regulation.

"But, the aim has yet achieved due to weak officers they have."

Translated by: Ananta Politan Bangun
(dat04/wol)

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