PRESIDENT Joko Widodo said that the comfortable operation of the Jakarta-Bandung fast train with a maximum speed of up to 350 kilometers per hour is proof of civilization.

The President admitted that he had visited the high-speed train project four times, but this was the first time he had tried mass transportation from Halim Station to Padalarang Station, followed by Bandung Station.

“It’s comfortable, and at the speed of 350, I didn’t feel it at all, both when sitting and when I walked, so yes, this is civilization,” said President Jokowi at Padalarang Station, Bandung, West Java, Wednesday (9/13), 2023.

During the trial, President Jokowi calculated an increase in train speed from 320 km/hour to the maximum operational speed, namely 350 km/hour. At that speed, the President said that traveling on the train was very comfortable.

He also admitted that the actual speed of the Jakarta-Bandung fast train (KCJB) could reach 385km/hour. “It can actually reach 385, but for convenience it is set at 350 km per hour,” said the President.

The Head of State also ensured the safety of KCJB travel considering that this transportation had been developed in China with an operational route length of 48 thousand kilometers.

Currently, the operational trial phase will still be carried out in stages for BUMN, while for the community it is targeted to start next October. So far, the condition of the facilities in the Halim KCJB Station area has reached 92% or is at the completion stage. [antaranews/photo special]