KAI Chief Executive Edi Sukmor said KAI already has 278 locomotive not including the 19 units yet to come.
Edi said the the 19 units of locomotive cost Rp30 billion-Rp35 billion each .
Edi said the 19 new units of locomotive are needed to meet growing demand for railway transport.
In addition , there has been a regulation limiting cargoes in highway transport under the policy of `overload over dimension,` effective since August 1, 2018.
Reporting by Juwita Trisna Rahayu
Editing by A. Saragih