Ministry of Transportation will Provide Electric Buses as Transportation at IKN

Ministry of Transportation will Provide Electric Buses as Transportation at IKN

Source: | June 4, 2024

The Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, said that the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) fully supports the provision of electric vehicles in the National Capital Region (IKN) of the Archipelago, East Kalimantan.

“The Ministry of Transportation prioritizes the provision of low-emission means of transportation, in this case electric vehicles in the IKN area. “This is important to maintain air quality in the IKN area,” said Budi via Antara.

Budi made a working visit to IKN, North Penajam Paser, East Kalimantan to see the progress of the construction of a number of transportation facilities and infrastructure in the area. He explained that to achieve zero emissions in the IKN area, the Ministry of Transportation has prepared several effective strategies, such as intermodal transportation services in the IKN buffer area.

The intermodal transport service network from IKN buffer cities to the IKN Central Government Core Area (KIPP) which is and will be operating, includes Balikpapan – IKN (Rest Area) intermodal transport and Samarinda – IKN (Park n Ride 2) intermodal transport.

Budi said that the Balikpapan – IKN intermodal transportation service via Simpang Samboja has been operating since November 1 2022. After the operation of the IKN toll road, said Budi, the Balikpapan – IKN intermodal transportation service will change to via toll road, as will the Samarinda – IKN intermodal transportation service.

“After the operation of the toll road, the final point of service for non-electric buses will be Park and Ride 2 as a transit point, then passengers will switch modes to IKN urban transportation which uses Electric Vehicles,” explained the Minister of Transportation.

Regarding electric bus services, Budi has carried out a technical planning study for public transportation at KIPP stage 1 by proposing 3 routes. The three routes are the Park & ​​Ride route to the Grand Mosque with a total requirement of 13 medium buses; the Park & ​​ride route to the Botanical Garden requires a total fleet of 7 medium buses; and routes Park & ​​ride 1 to Park & ​​ride 2 with a total requirement of 21 fleets.

Meanwhile, the Archipelago Capital Authority (OIKN) also plans to collaborate with Bluebird to serve routes within IKN or KIPP phase 1, in this case related to the procurement of electric buses and operational plans.

Then, for 2025 a Buy the Service (BTS) budget has been proposed to serve the IKN route. Regarding the route plan, it will be adjusted to the land parcels that have been built, while the number of fleet requirements is still waiting for study and review from the OIKN team. The ministry will provide support related to transportation in commemoration of the 79th Indonesian Independence Day at IKN on August 17 2024. “The support provided is the provision of a fleet for the mobilization of ceremony participants on the airport – hotel route and the KIPP IKN Hotel (Park & ​​Ride 2),” Budi said.


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