Spearheading Jakarta’s first MRT

Revolutionizing transportation culture in the heart of the Capital.


Alleviating traffic congestion in the one of the world’s most congested city with fast and efficient connection to city center

The area of DKI Jakarta has been suffering from serious transportation problems such as chronic traffic congestion, insufficient public transportation, increased ownership of automobiles and motorcycles, a lack of road expansion development, increased air pollution, traffic accidents and so on. Those conditions have been worsening every year and have been causing large economic losses in the daily activities of people, as well as causing a big hindrance to the physical distribution of goods around the area. In order to alleviate such transportation problems, it was urgently requested to develop a comprehensive public transport system, including the development of a large capacity mass transport system.

The MRT north-south corridor will be a total of 21.5 km long and connect Lebak Bulus in the south and Kota in the North of Jakarta. Phase 1 covers 15.7 km, including 13 stations with 9.8 km run on an elevated track and 5.9 km run under the underground tunnel. This first phase is providing a major boost to the city’s public transport capacity, given the importance of connecting the residential suburbs of South Jakarta with the city’s central business district.

Further above, phase 2A consisting of 5.8 km-long with seven additional stations, is now under construction.


OC Global has engaged in several contracts of Jakarta MRT from the Project Development, Basic Design, Tendering Assistant, Construction Supervision and Operation and Maintenance. We assisted the employer, MRT Jakarta (MRTJ), in the tendering for construction packages, development of the project management plan, project control system, Land acquisition and conducted public relations activities while supporting the employer through the defect liability period.

As the lead member of the Jakarta MRT Construction Management Consultants Joint Venture, OC global provided management and supervision for overall construction of the phase 1 ensuring the top quality management and timey deliverable. Our activities include:

-Civil structures (Elevated tracks, Underground tunnels, Stations, Depot etc.)
-Track work and alignment
-Procurement and installation of rolling stocks
-Power supply systems and substations
-Signaling and Telecommunication
-Train control systems
-Operation Control Center (OCC)
-Land Acquisition and Resettlement Action Plan (LARAP)
-Commissioning and trial runs

OC Global also worked as part of a joint venture for consulting services to assist MRTJ in developing its readiness to operate the line. The service aims to build organizational management capacity, enhance the profitability of the MRT business, and thereby secure the financial soundness and operational readiness of the operating company. (same as website)


On 24th March 2019, the opening ceremony was held in Jakarta, and its operation began on the following day (25th March). Traffic from the central business district, which could take up about two hours during peak hours, could be cut to just 28 minutes.

Our commitment to delivering top-quality Engineering Services was entrusted to the client. Since September 2017, a Joint Venture led by OC Global was appointed as the basic design, tender assistance and construction management consulting services for the Phase 2 route from Bundaran HI to Kota.



Official Title
Construction Supervision Services for Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit System Project Phase 1.
Project Type
Mass Rapid Transit System
Municipality of Jakarta, Jakarta MRT (JMRT)
Project Period

2013 – 2019

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The project improves road safety by providing safe, affordable, and sustainable transport systems for all. The new MRT lines would support the economic development and human well-being of Jakarta citizens.

“After 24 years of dreaming about having an MRT, finally Jakarta residents’ dream will come true,”
Jakarta Governor Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo (2013)