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MRT Jakarta Set to Shut Down Two MRT Stations Tomorrow

MRT Jakarta Set to Shut Down Two MRT Stations Tomorrow (antara)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda) is set to close two more MRT stations. The transportation company had earlier shut down three stations.

The three closed stations are the ASEAN Station, Blok A Station, and Haji Nawi Station. The closing of the stations are aimed at increasing the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in public spaces in Jakarta.

"Starting Thursday, April 23, 2020, two stations will be closed, namely Istora Mandiri Station and Setiabudi Astra Station," said MRT Jakarta Director of Operations and Maintenance Muhammad Effendi, on Wednesday (04/22/2020).

He said the MRT trains will not make stops at the two stations.

Passengers that previously needed services at the two stations that will be closed on Thursday (23/4) are urged to use the TransJakarta services that pass through the 1V corridor along the Lebak Bulus-Bundaran HI route. The route is available from 6:00 to 18:00 Indonesian Western Time.

The two Jakarta MRT stations are set to be closed due to the decline in the number of passengers each day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The average passengers recorded during the last two days, from Monday (4/20) to Tuesday (4/21/2020), only reached around 4,500 passengers.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jakarta MRT had previously restricted operational time, and limited the number of passengers in one train car.

The limitation on operational hours is done by reducing service time to 06.00-18.00, and limiting the number of passengers in one car to 60 passengers.

Another prevention that has been carried out by MRT Jakarta in preventing COVID-19 is to check the body temperature of each passenger who will enter the station, and provide hand sanitizers at the stations.

PT MRT Jakarta (Perseroda) fully supports government policies in encouraging people to work, study and worship from home to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 coronavirus.

"Let's together prevent the spread of the corona virus by continuing to maintain health, personal hygiene (personal hygiene) and limit travel to only urgent needs," Efendi said.