Indonesia is still continuing the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail project until now. This decision is different from the one taken by Malaysia when it decided to stop its high-speed rail project with Singapore.
Paying up to USD102.8 million to Singapore, Malaysia is certain to lose because it has issued funds of up to USD102.8 million to Singapore as payment for the cancellation of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR).
On December 31, 2021, the two countries agreed to cancel the HSR project. Where the project is estimated to cost USD17 billion. The two countries, Malaysia and Singapore unanimously agreed on the amount of compensation after the Malaysian Government completed the verification process,
Malaysia’s decision is different from Indonesia
Malaysia’s decision is different from Indonesia’s. Even the most highlighted in the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail project is China asking Indonesia to bear the cost overrun for the construction costs of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, which is still being discussed on an ongoing basis by the government.
The reason is, that the high-speed rail development partner, China Development Bank (CDB), has asked the government to cover the cost overrun. CCTV news footage of the KCIC400Af Fast Train will be sent to Indonesia.
It looks like the interior design and configuration of the seats on the train are very good, there will be 3 classes, namely VIP, Class 1 and Class 2, with different prices starting from 200 thousand (estimated).
There is also a canteen, earthquake detector, and toilet. The color and design of the train from the outside are very good and the interior is also good, hopefully, this will be the beginning of the progress of railways in Indonesia.
KJCB is the first high-speed train in Southeast Asia, with a maximum speed of 350 Km/hour, and from Halim Jakarta to Tegalluar Bandung only takes 36 minutes. Do you excited to try this one facility?