President To Inaugurate Minangkabau Express Railway Operation on May 21

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President To Inaugurate Minangkabau Express Railway Operation on May 21

Minangkabau Express Train. (Antara)

Batusangkar, (Antaranews Sumbar) - President Joko Widodo is scheduled to visit West Sumatra, one of the activities is inaugurating the operation of Minangkabau Express Railway on Monday (May 21), West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno stated.

"There are several scheduled activities, one of them is the inauguration of Airport Train," he said during a visit to Masjid Muhammadiyah Batusangkar, Tanah Datar District, on Friday (May 18) night.

Based on the plan, President will be in Ranah Minang for two days on Monday (May 21) and Tuesday (May 22).

In addition to the inauguration of Airport Train, other planned activities are the distribution of land certificates and a number of reviews to the regions. But time and place are still tentative.

In generla, President's visit to West Sumatra always brings blessings for the region. Lastly when he was attending the National Press Day on February 9, 2018 that President spontaneously ordered Minister of PUPR to revitalize Thousand of Gadang Houses (Seribu Rumah Gadang) and Pariangan Village which is one of the most beautiful villages in the world.

It is expected that the arrival of President in this time will bring blessings for the region and people of West Sumatra again.

Minangkabau International Airport Railway named Minangkabau Ekspress began operations on May 1, 2018. The first three days, it gave free service to the public.

After that, PT KAI applied the official rate at Rp5,000 for Padang-Tabing, Padang-Duku and Tabing-Duku. Then the tariff is Rp10,000 for Padang-BIM, Tabing-BIM and Duku-BIM.

People can take advantage of four stopping stations, namely Station of Padang, Tabing, Duku and BIM Station.

One trainset of Minangkabau Express train consists of four trains with a capacity of 393 passengers sitting and standing. (cha)

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