PT Kereta Api Indonesia or KAI, the major operator of public railways in Indonesia will build trackless rail network in Bali Island. One of the ideas that now is being examined is autonomous rail rapid transit or ART.
President Director PT KAI, Didiek Hartantyo explained that KAI has been in talks with Provincial Government of Bali to build the mentioned rail infrastructure network in Bali.
“There has been talks between KAI and Local Government of Bali. The plan is to build trackless rail network. We have done the study together with Local Government of Bali as well as one of the investors who will be involved,” explained him.
Didiek said the construction of the trackless rail intends to increase the connectivity in a number of tourist destinations in Bali. Such as connecting Ngurah Rai International Airport to a number of tourist destination in Sanur.
KAI themselves is now considering various types of trackless rail that is suitable to be built in Bali. Which one of it is the ART. This type of trackless rail is being selected due to cheaper investment values and the construction process is also considered fast.
ART itself has been used in China. ART does not operate on railways but on the edge of the highway using a specific signaling system.