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Indonesia's first subway makes its debut in congested capital

16 km line from southern Jakarta to city center to cut travel time in half

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (right) shakes hands with Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan during the launch of the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia inaugurated its first mass rapid transit line Sunday, amid hopes that the new trains will help alleviate serious traffic congestion in the capital.

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