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Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by AutoJoshNIG: 12:18pm On Apr 26, 2019

Jakarta – the Indonesian capital - share huge similarities with Lagos state, Nigeria.

Jakarta is officially home to about 10 million people, but the population of the greater metropolitan area swells to 30 million.

Just as Lagos, Jarkata, the population explosion occurring in this urban city has created infrastructural deficits especially for basic amenities.

One of the basic infrastructural deficits is seen in the transport sector. This has led to incessant traffic congestion in this urban city making it one of the traffic gridlock capitals of the world.

Over the decades, traffic congestion in Jakarta relentlessly worsened because of an increase in car ownership. Yet, the road infrastructure remained relatively unexpanded. This has left the resident to spend more hours in traffic.



According to the transport ministry, the average peak hour speed has “significantly decreased” to 10 kilometers an hour (6.2 miles per hour). It often can take two or more hours to move 5 kilometers (3 miles) in some pockets of the city.

Combating the huge traffic challenge in Jakarta has been on for several decades.

However, the first and long-awaited subway in Indonesia was commissioned last Sunday in Jakarta.

Indonesia is the 4th most populous nation in the world.  It has a population estimated at 269.54 million in 2019.




This metro-line is planned to help relieve crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

The project has been planned since the 1980s, but its construction was delayed by political crises, red tape and funding disagreements.

Trips across the 16-kilometer (10-mile) transit line from the southern neighborhood of Lebak Bulus to Jakarta’s downtown and is expected to take less than 30 minutes.

The subway includes seven elevated and six underground stations. Two consortiums of local and Japanese companies built it.

Passengers can ride for free until the end of the month, after which operator PT MRT Jakarta has said tickets will cost the equivalent of between 70 cents and $1.



This subway line, the latest of many infrastructure improvements across Jakarta, is aimed at helping it catch up with other Southeast Asian capitals such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok in public transport.

While inaugurating the transit line, President Joko Widodo also presided over a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the second phase: an 8-kilometer (5-mile) northward line planned for completion by 2024.

The two projects are being built at a cost of $2.6 billion.

In Lagos, a similar metro line project has been ongoing for years. Its completion dates have been postponed severally. The Blue line which is being constructed will be 27km long, connecting Okokomaiko to Marina. The first two lines of the urban rail project were estimated to cost $1.4bn.

Source:

https://autojosh.com/jakarta-a-city-with-traffic-similarities-as-lagos-launches-its-first-subway-system-photos/

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by KendrickAyomide: 12:49pm On Apr 26, 2019
kiss nice, am not sure there is a subway in the whole Subsaharan Africa. oh there is one Subway in benin where boys normally smoke Weed

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by twilliamx(m): 3:29pm On Apr 26, 2019
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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by AdaNri1(f): 3:29pm On Apr 26, 2019
Every country making strides. Nigeria is busy dragging tribal dominion and regional ineptitude. If it smells like sh!t, it normally is sh!t

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by seangy4konji: 3:30pm On Apr 26, 2019
NICE ONE.

Na only looting our leaders know how to do...No good news come out of Nigeria..only thing making youths happy is football and beer...Instead to revolt and put an end to the looting that has crippled the whole economy from top to bottom which is caused by this leaderswe areblaming yahoo yahoo boys for your calamity as if na yahoo boys destroy economy for you...

Your Dino melaye deh flaunt G wagons and Mclarens..u know his house u no go suicide bomb am..Na person weh no want make hunger kill am for house u deh rant on...

Men and women soppose roam around the street looking for jobs for 10 years and go back hom on an empty stomach ni.

Awon oloshi....Eni te bi ma pa ku lenwa.

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by ayatt(m): 3:31pm On Apr 26, 2019
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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Humility017(m): 3:31pm On Apr 26, 2019
KendrickAyomide:
kiss nice, am not sure there is a subway in the whole Subsaharan Africa. oh there is one Subway in benin where boys normally smoke Weed
at least we have a subway.....
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by seegi(m): 3:31pm On Apr 26, 2019
Nice one

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Sonnobax15(m): 3:31pm On Apr 26, 2019
Gudt 4 d indonesians...
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Bizibi(m): 3:31pm On Apr 26, 2019
The day Lagos government cough out about building a subway,ehhh lagosians should be ready to hear 5 billion dollars.

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Gforce2019: 3:31pm On Apr 26, 2019
How does this news affect new minimum wages?
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by MrFuckallday: 3:31pm On Apr 26, 2019
The only
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by mmclatino(m): 3:32pm On Apr 26, 2019
Hope they get Nigeria working.
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by logan2(m): 3:32pm On Apr 26, 2019
It will be unrealistic in lagos

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by thatigboman: 3:33pm On Apr 26, 2019
The only thing lagos needs. Intracity train.

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by iammo(m): 3:33pm On Apr 26, 2019
undecided
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Gforce2019: 3:33pm On Apr 26, 2019
AdaNri1:
Every country making strides. Nigeria is busy dragging tribal dominion and regional ineptitude. If it smells like sh!t, it normally is sh!t

Are you not part of tribal bigot on nairaland ?

Failed generation

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Humility017(m): 3:34pm On Apr 26, 2019
Bizibi:
The day Lagos government cough out about building a subway,ehhh lagosians should be ready to hear 5 billion dollars.

and Lagos state political Godfather will corner $1B of the proposed sum.it is a must otherwise the governor will not return for 2nd term. Nigeria and Corruption are twins

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Btruth: 3:34pm On Apr 26, 2019
...... and you think traffic in Lagos is not maddy than this Jakarta own so?

think am twice ooo

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by otokx(m): 3:34pm On Apr 26, 2019
Nigeria wept.
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by EricBraven: 3:34pm On Apr 26, 2019
waiting for Nigeria subway
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by christejames(m): 3:35pm On Apr 26, 2019
That is a city that has foresight and absorbs the plight of her people at Heart.

Can same be said about my country? definitely not, here we have cities where the governors see themselves as mini-presidents and Demi-gods.

Where a proxy will dictate the kind of infrastructure he wants in the city and the pace of its development.


Me I'm tired ooo, looking for asylum in any country biko, won't even mind South Sudan *tears in my eyes*

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by slimfit1(m): 3:37pm On Apr 26, 2019
Ambode first governor with no sense.

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Bizibi(m): 3:41pm On Apr 26, 2019
Humility017:


and Lagos state political Godfather will corner $1B of the proposed sum.it is a must otherwise the governor will not return for 2nd term. Nigeria and Corruption are twins
the Governor must be mad to give the owner of Lagos 1b dollars, the Governor won't complete his first term.

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Nobody: 3:42pm On Apr 26, 2019
KendrickAyomide:
kiss nice, am not sure there is a subway in the whole Subsaharan Africa. oh there is one Subway in benin where boys normally smoke Weed
where in Benin?
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Nobody: 3:42pm On Apr 26, 2019
Hmm.
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by EmekaBlue(m): 3:43pm On Apr 26, 2019
better than lagos by far
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Nobody: 3:43pm On Apr 26, 2019
Bizibi:
the Governor must be mad to give the owner of Lagos 1b dollars, the Governor won't complete his first term.
jagaban is the one that will tell the governor how to share the money seff grin

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by balonaija(f): 3:44pm On Apr 26, 2019
well that is strange
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Bizibi(m): 3:48pm On Apr 26, 2019
Edodefender:
jagaban is the one that will tell the governor how to share the money seff grin
woe betide any Governor that trick Lagos king of his right on that day.the Governor's predicament will be 10 times worse than ambode's own.

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Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by Generalwoodz(m): 3:49pm On Apr 26, 2019
2.6 billion? it will never be well with whoever that did this to Nigeria
Re: Jakarta Launches Its First Subway, A City With Traffic Similarities As Lagos by seborrhic: 4:01pm On Apr 26, 2019
Unless my eyes are deceiving me,but I am seeing 16km and a planned additional 8km subway in 2024!
It's like moving from Ikoyi to VI and to AJAH,or From Oshodi to Bolade.This is what Indonesia is celebrating achieving in 2019 when it's neighbours are building 100km -300km superfastrails.
What is there to celebrate in that!!

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