People ride on an Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train during a trial run in Jakarta. Photo: AP

Jakarta holds its breath ahead of launch of new MRT system

  • The rail line is the latest of infrastructure improvements nationwide that officials hope will help the nation catch up with its neighbours
  • It is hoped the subway system will improve transport in a city where people can take two or more hours to move 5km on the roads
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People ride on an Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train during a trial run in Jakarta. Photo: AP
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