TANGERANG, NETRALNEWS.COM - The BSD City Intermodal transport area has begun operating in early 2019, with facilities such as the Cisauk Station, BSD Link Terminal and the Intermoda Modern Market.
The BSD City Intermodal area connects transportation from within and outside BSD City through electric commuter trains, and transportation within the BSD City itself with the free shuttle bus BSD Link that connects several important locations in BSD City.
Each BSD Link fleet is medium sized, and has capacity of 27 seats and 20 hang grips to accomodate 47 passengers.
Since the beginning of operation in mid-2018, BSD Link has served 71,000 passengers per month. This free bus operation has a total of 14 fleets with a regular cross schedule.
BSD link has six daily routes including (1) Intermoda - De Park, (2) Greenwich Park - Sector 1.3, (3) Intermoda - Vanya Park, (4) Sinar Mas Land Plaza - ITC BSD, (5) The Breeze - Aeon - ICE, and several other routes that operate on weekdays. These routes facilitate BSD City residents in their daily transportation, both for work and recreation.
"With the BSD Link, residents and visitors will be more comfortable using public transportation as compared to using private vehicles. This can create an impact in reducing traffic congestions," said Panji Himawan, Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Division at Sinar Mas Land, on Sunday (12/22/2019).
The BSD City Intermodal transport have been put to good use by students who have a campuses in BSD City. Jeanette Natasha, one of the students of Atma Jaya Catholic University in BSD City, said: "Commuting in BSD City is very easy. From the BSD City campus, I can travel for free with BSD Link to Aeon Mall and The Breeze to hang out, and I can also see exhibitions at ICE. Although a number of lectures are still held at the Semanggi campus in Jakarta, I have no difficulty traveling there because I can commute easily using the Commuter Line via the BSD City Intermoda. "
Jonathan, a student from Prasetiya Mulya Business School, said: "BSD Link makes it easy for me to go to campus and work part time at Aeon Mall. The punctuality of this free shuttle bus schedule gives me punctuality and discipline both in studying and working."
According to Panji, the BSD Link Terminal integration into the BSD City Intermodal area is part of the BSD City transformation to become the first integrated smart digital city.
"The acceleration and ease of mobility or migration of people from one place to another has become one of our focuses in developing smart cities. The BSD City Intermodal area is designed to facilitate the mobility of citizens living in the BSD City and surrounding areas to Jakarta or vice versa," he said.