The plan to reactivate the southern Banten railway line began to enter the survey stage. The team from the Jakarta-Banten Railroad Engineering Office at the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) began surveying mapping from Rangkasbitung in Lebak to Labuan in Pandeglang.
“Right, so indeed today began to conduct a survey by the team. So this is preparation for reactivation of the railroad track,” said Public Relations of the Jakarta-Banten Regional Railroad Engineering Office Samsuri when contacted by detik.com, in Serang, Thursday (1/24/2019) .
The survey team traced the long abandoned and unused railway lines. Including recording the path above which is used by residents. Post-survey, building control will be carried out to occupy the railway line.
The team assisted by the related agencies included by the Department of Transportation of the Lebak area, Pandeglang and the Banten Provincial Government. “After the survey, it will enter the stage of curbing,” he said.
The plan to reactivate the Rangkasbitung-Labuan train line appears since the beginning of 2018. The Banten provincial government and the Ministry of Transportation will initially begin reactivation planning in 2018-2019.
This route is the initial stage of reactivation plan in the southern Banten region. Rangkasbitung-Labuan Rail passes 6 stations whose conditions are now destroyed and the foundation remains. There is also a residential settlement on the tracks.
In addition to Rangkasbitung-Labuan, southern Banten has a 89-kilometer long Dutch railroad track in Saketi-Bayah. This line is a cross-section of the Rangkasbitung-Labuan line and is known as the deadline. This line has not been used for approximately 60 years. (bri / hns)