Lion Air’s Passengers Left Stranded & LRT Development Starts June

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From the headlines, thousands of passengers were left stranded at several airports in the country on Tuesday morning after pilots of the country’s largest low-cost carrier, Lion Air, went on strike over the delayed payment of travel expenses. Consumer protection group YLKI urges the Government to take actions towards the airline that is still opening new routes despite lacking in pilots and aircrews.

The Jakarta Provincial Government has announced that it will go ahead with the development of the Light Rail Transit or LRT, starting this June 2016. Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama has vowed to complete the project, at least one route, in time for the 2018 Asian Games, The Jakarta Post reports. Hence, he said, the administration had appointed state-owned developer Adhi Karya to work with city-owned PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), which is responsible for the construction of the city’s LRT.

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