"We hope that the project could be operational by March 2019," Jokowi told reporters on Tuesday.
Earlier today, the former Jakarta governor inspected a MRT station in Bundaran Hotel Indonesia area. He also took a test ride to Lebak Bulus area.
During the inspection, the PDI Perjuangan politicin was accompanied by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. He was welcomed by the management of PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta.
"The noise is very low," Jokowi added.
According to authorities, the first phase of the project will connect Lebak Bulus to Bundaran Hotel Indonesia. It will consist of 7 elevated stations and 6 underground stations.