Batusangkar, West Sumatra (ANTARA News) - The express train of Minangkabau Airport has started to be operational and will be inaugurated by President Joko Widodo on Monday (May 21).

"The president will inaugurate the operation of Minangkabau Airport express train," West Sumatra Governor, Irwan Prayitno, said here on Friday evening (May 18).

The train has been operational since May 1. The authority gave an opportunity for the local people to board the train for free in three days.

The Indonesian Railway Company has set the fare of the airport train at Rp5 thousand and Rp10 thousand depending on the mileage.

The public can board the train from four stations, including Padang, Tabing, Duku, and Minangkabau Airport.

Jokowi plans to visit West Sumatra Province in two days from Monday (May 21).

He plans to witness the distribution of land certificates and check the infrastructure construction progress.

Reporter: Bayu Prasetyo
Editor: Ade P Marboen
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