Bali LRT Phase 1 Construction Will Start From Ngurah Rai – Sunset Road, Cost IDR 14 Trillion


Bali will soon have a light rail transit (LRT) mode of transportation as the feasibility study process for this project is completed. Director General of Railways of the Ministry of Transportation Risal Wasal, said the Bali LRT phase 1A will have a 6.04-kilometer track.

The Bali LRT’s strategic route is set to connect critical locations, starting from I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport and extending to the Sunset Road area. The initial phase will feature 5 stations, strategically placed to serve the needs of the public and boost local economy and tourism: Ngurah Rai Airport, Kuta, Pura Desa Adat, Central Park, and Sunset Road.

The project, estimated to require an investment of around 876 million US dollars or IDR 14.19 trillion, will be built with a track length of around 6.04 kilometers (km).

Risal revealed the project for the Bali LRT, stating that it will eventually extend to Canggu, North Kuta, and then continue to Mengwi, Badung Regency, with a total track length of 27 kilometers.

“We will have the project construction up to Canggu. Later, from Canggu, it still continues to Mengwi for the LRT line plan,” he said, as Kompas reported.

The decision to build the LRT underground was made by considering the environmental conditions through which this mode of trajectory or path passes. This is because the path that will be crossed by the Bali LRT is a densely populated area that can trigger several obstacles if built at grade or with an elevated track.

Bali’s Acting Governor Sang Made Mahendra Jaya is still uncertain when the groundbreaking that marks the start of the Bali LRT construction will occur.

The initial stage of the Bali LRT development process will be carried out by Bali’s regional-owned enterprise (BUMD), PT Sarana Bali Dwipa Jaya (SBDJ).

Previously, the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) targeted the groundbreaking of the Bali LRT project to begin in September 2024. Ministry of Transportation Spokesperson Adita Irawati said that the Bali LRT project, which will be groundbreaking in September, is phase 1.

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