Jakarta, IO – The plan was revealed by state-run railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) acting managing director John Roberto. According to him, the procurement aims to improve the services of PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) because 98 percent of the existing trains are over 30 years old.
John proposed that the purchase be included in the state capital injection (PMN) of Rp2 trillion in 2024. In addition, he also proposed the purchase of 4 retrofitted trains from local train manufacturer PT INKA worth Rp117.6 billion, per Detikcom, Tuesday (26/9).
“So that in total we will have 107 trainsets in 2024,” said John.
KAI’s 2023-27 procurement plan consists of 19 retrofitted trains from INKA. The total funds needed for this reach Rp8.65 trillion.
John said the measure is vital to accomodate the growing number of passengers which is predicted to continue to increase from year to year.
In 2023, the number of passengers is expected to reach 274 million. In 2024 it will increase to 345 million, then to 362 million in 2025, 298 million in 2026, and 410 million in 2027. (un)