Bandung, West Java (ANTARA) - Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has said that the revitalized Leuwipanjang Terminal in Bandung, West Java, will serve as a model for other terminals in Indonesia.

The terminal, after its revitalization, follows a mixed-use concept and is equipped with more modern facilities such as a passenger waiting area, a bus zone, e-ticket printing machines, and an information board, he added here on Saturday.

It also has a dedicated area for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the One-Stop Administration Services Office (Samsat).

In addition, it has electric buses that will be operated in collaboration with the West Java regional government.

"The terminal with an area of about 30 thousand square meters is the first terminal in Indonesia that uses the mixed-use model, and it will be an example for terminals throughout Indonesia," Sumadi said.

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He added that the terminal will also pioneer e-ticket usage.

The mixed-use terminal model aims to change the concept of the terminal from a place for picking and dropping off passengers to a transportation center that can drive the economy and serve as a platform for social and cultural arts activities.

The Leuwipanjang Terminal was launched together with the revitalized Banjar Terminal.

Sumadi said that the two terminals were renovated since they were operating well, and improvements needed to be made to increase safety, security, and services.

It is expected that with the revitalization, the public will be more comfortable in using buses for transportation.

The Leuwipanjang Terminal, which currently serves 637 buses per day, was revitalized with the support of the Transportation Ministry. The renovation work began in 2019.

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