The Growth of Passenger Numbers in Kuala Namu International Airport 2015-2016 / Peningkatan Jumlah Penumpang Bandara Kuala Namu 2015 –> 2016 (Badan Pusat Statistik)

These are the statistical information of passengers from/to Kuala Namu International Airport according to Statistics Indonesia https://www.bps.go.id/Subjek/view/id/17#subjekViewTab4

Berikut ini data jumlah penumpang Bandara Kuala Namu dari data Badan Pusat Statistik :
https://www.bps.go.id/Subjek/view/id/17#subjekViewTab4

Number of Passengers at Kuala Namu International Airport (January – December 2016)
Penumpang pesawat pengguna Bandara KNO (Januari – Desember 2016)
Domestik : 3.648.253 penumpang
Internasional : 849.799 penumpang
TOTAL : 4.498.052 penumpang

The growth is 462.041 passengers
Penumpang KNO 2016 naik 462.041 penumpang dibandingkan tahun 2015

Number of Passengers at Kuala Namu International Airport (January – December 2015)
Penumpang pesawat pengguna Bandara KNO (Januari – Desember 2015)
Domestik : 3.226.695 penumpang
Internasional : 809.316 penumpang
TOTAL : 4.036.011 penumpang

Medan – Binjai Toll Road (Jalan Tol Medan – Binjai)

Medan – Binjai Toll Road is an ongoing toll project connecting Medan city and Binjai city with length app. 17 km. Binjai is a big satellite town of Medan on the Western side. Between Medan and Binjai, it is separated by Deli Serdang District area.
Jalan Tol Medan-Binjai merupakan proyek jalan tol yang menghubungkan Kota Medan dan Kota Binjai dengan panjang sekitar 17 km. Binjai adalah kota satelit Medan, kota besar yang terletak di sebelah Barat Medan. Antara Medan dan Binjai dipisahkan oleh area Kabupaten Deli Serdang.

The Toll at a Glance a
http://www.bumn.go.id/hutamakarya/berita/1-Perkembangan-Jalan-Tol-Medan–Binjai-28-April-2017

The toll road is to the Western side of Medan and part of Trans Sumatra National Toll Road.
It covers distance of 17 km which mostly crossing the plantation (tea, palm) except in Medan area which the toll mostly pass through residences . The toll road is projected to start operating fully by next year 2018, however from Helvetia to Binjai it can be used during Lebaran / Eid-Al Fitr 2017 holidays.
Jalan tol ini mengarah ke sisi Barat keluar dari Medan, dan merupakan bagian dari jaringan Jalan Tol Trans Sumatra.
Mencakup jarak sepanjang 17 km yang mayoritas melewati area perkebunan kelapa sawit dan teh, kecuali di area Medan dimana kebanyakan melewati area permukiman penduduk. Jalan tol ini diproyeksikan dapat dioperasikan penuh tahun 2018, namun sebagian ruas dari GT Helvetia menuju Binjai sudah dapat digunakan saat Libur Lebaran 2017.

INTERCHANGES AND TOLL GATES
1. Tanjung Mulia Entry Toll Gate
This is the beginning point of the toll road, where the toll is going to be connected with existing Belawan-Medan-Tanjung Morawa Toll Road
As per last week of April, a few parts of the land is being cleared, however the rest are still on negotiation with the locals.
Titik ini merupakan titik awal jalan tol, dimana jalan tol akan terkoneksi dengan Jalan Tol Belawan – Medan – Tanjung Morawa (Belmera) yang telah ada.
Minggu terakhir April, sedikit area telah dibebaskan dan dalam proses clearance, namun sisanya masih banyak masih dalam proses negosiasi dengan pemilik lahan.


This photo is owned and taken by Rico Hutahean @www.skyscrapercity.co.id

2. Helvetia Interchange & Toll Gate
It is located in the northern side of Helvetia Residence, just around 3 km from the North-West border of Medan – Deli Serdang District.
Gate
http://bumn.go.id/data/uploads/filemanager/source/117/Slide16_7.jpg?1493725427615
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Treasuring North Sumatra Railway and Stations (KA Sumatra Utara & Aceh) : ex-Sunggal Railway Station in Klambir Lima Village

This is a former railway station located between Medan city and Binjai city, North Sumatra Province. The name is Sunggal Station
Ini adalah ex-stasiun kereta api yang terletak antara Kota Medan dan Kota Binjai. Namanya Stasiun Sunggal.


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https://www.google.co.id/maps/@3.6136683,98.5898667,13z?hl=en

As it stands, the remaining building is unused and looks a bit shattered inside. However as a whole, the building is still intact and could meet future’s reparation and use. The paint is broken and dry, but the stamp of KAI company is still attached to the wall.
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Medan – Tebing Tinggi (Tanjung Morawa – Kuala Namu Int. Airport – Tebing Tinggi) Toll Road Project

Tanjung Morawa – Kuala Namu Int. Airport – Tebing Tinggi Toll Road is an ongoing Toll Project in North Sumatra, connecting Medan to Tebing Tinggi (hence it is common to mention it as Medan – Tebing Tinggi Toll Road). A tentative date hasn’t yet to be revealed but the target for the operation of this toll road for public is by the beginning of 2018.

Jalan Tol Tanjung Morawa – Kuala Namu Int. Airport – Tebing Tinggi adalah proyek jalan tol yang saat ini sedang dikerjakan di Propinsi Sumatra Utara, menghubungkan Medan dan Kota Tebing Tinggi (umumny orang lebih suka menyebut Jalan Tol Medan – Tebing Tinggi). Belum ada waktu tentatif/prediksi yang diumumkan namun target operasional jalan tol ke publik adalah pada awal tahun 2018.

The toll runs across Deli Serdang and Serdang Bedagai District, starts from the Belmera Toll Road (Belawan – Medan – Tanjung Morawa) 2 km before Tanjung Morawa Toll Gate, and ends just before the border of Tebing Tinggi City. There is a 5 km junction begins from the middle (Parbarakan) connects the main toll road with Kuala Namu International Airport. Look at map below
Map of Medan - Tebing Tinggi Toll Road

INTERCHANGE

(To see pictures of current construction of interchanges, click here Progress Interchange of Medan – Tebing Tinggi Toll Road (March 2017)

1. Tanjung Morawa Interchange

The 0 km point of Medan – Tebing Tinggi, where this toll road starts from existing Belawan – Medan – Tanjung Morawa (Belmera) toll road, just 1 km before the last exit Tanjung Morawa Toll Gate. As it stands, the interchange construction isn’t started yet, still on land clearance phase.

2. Parbarakan Interchange

This interchange serves as the intersection with Kuala Namu International Airport Junction, located in Parbarakan, app. 10 km from Tanjung Morawa Interchange.

3. Paluh Kemiri Interchange & Toll Gate
This is the Interchange which is very close to RS Grand Medistra Overpass. In original map, it wasn’t clear where the end of this interchange and the Toll Gate will be. Later as the project progresses, it is now firm that the Toll Gate access is to the National Highway, just close to RS. Grand Medistra.
The interchange isn’t on the main Toll Road, instead it is on Kuala Namu International Airport Junction.
https://ridethewind.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/gerbang-tol-paluh-kemiri-maret-2017-progress-jalan-tol-medan-tebing-tinggi/

4. Lubuk Pakam Interchange & Toll Gate
This is the 1st Interchange from the Medan/Tanjung Morawa side, and as the name says, connects to Lubuk Pakam city. On the map it is clear that two Toll Gates connects to Lubuk Pakam city, the 1st Paluh Kemiri Gate is to the Western side / Government Area of Lubuk Pakam while the 2nd Lubuk Pakam is to the Eastern Side of Lubuk Pakam City.
Cars from Perbaungan City want to go to Medan are recommended to use this Toll Gate instead of Perbaungan, because it’s closer.
https://ridethewind.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/gerbang-tol-lubuk-pakam-progress-jalan-tol-medan-tebing-tinggi/

5. Perbaungan Interchange & Toll Gate

As I indicated above, Perbaungan Toll Gate is relatively far from the main city of Perbaungan. So for cars want to go to Tebing Tinggi or beyond (Pem. Siantar, Parapat, Kisaran) may use this toll gate (app. 10 to 15 minutes from Perbaungan city to the East, just follow the National Highway), but for those who want to go to Medan use Lubuk Pakam Toll Gate instead.
It is exactly located in Sei Sijenggi village, just 1-2 km after Bengkel village (a center of local traditional food and handcrafts courtesy of local people here). As of March 2017, the interchange is still on construction but the Toll Gate is on finishing stage.
https://ridethewind.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/progress-tol-medan-tebing-tinggi-tanjung-morawa-kuala-namu-tebing-tinggi-gerbang-tol-perbaungan/

6. Teluk Mengkudu Interchange & Toll Gate
This interchange distances around 45 km from Medan, serves as the exit to Teluk Mengkudu, Sialang Buah Beach, Firdaus Plantation and other plantations which are scattered around this point.

7. Rampah Interchange & Toll Gate
Rampah Interchange is the last interchange before the exit toll in Tebing Tinggi. It is located in Rampah, the capital city of Serdang Bedagai District, around 54 km from Medan. Around 1 km before Rampah city from Tebing Tinggi.

8. Tebing Tinggi Interchange & Toll Gate
Actually this interchange will serve as the beginning point of planned Kuala Tanjung – Tebing Tinggi – Pematang Siantar – Parapat Toll Road which is targeted to start construction by 2018. Vehicles will exit in Tebing Tinggi to the city, it is located around 1-2 km before the city border.


OVERPASS

Overall, there are many overpasses along the toll road, but I just mention the ‘big’ ones here

1. Tanjung Morawa – Batang Kuis Artery Road Overpass
The first overpass, crossing Kuala Namu International Airport Access Road (Tanjung Morawa – Batang Kuis road). Construction is yet to begin, still on land clearance phase.

2. Tanjung Morawa Jalinsum – Suzuya Overpass
This is the second overpass of the Toll Road from Tanjung Morawa / Belmera side, crossing Eastern Sumatra National Highway.
https://ridethewind.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/tol-tanjung-morawa-kuala-namu-tebing-tinggi-medan-tebing-tinggi-fly-over-jalinsum-1-tanjung-morawa-suzuya-plaza/

3. Lubuk Pakam Jalinsum – RS. Grand Medistra Overpass
The third overpass which also crossing Eastern Sumatra National Highway, located exactly beside Grand Medistra Hospital. However it is not the main toll road, but the junction toll road to Kuala Namu International Airport, close to Parbarakan Interchange and Paluh Kemiri Exit Toll.
https://ridethewind.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/overpass-jalinsum-rs-grand-medistra-lubuk-pakam-maret-2017-progress-tol-tanjung-morawa-kuala-namu-tebing-tinggi-medan-tebing-tinggi/

PROGRESS INTERCHANGE – Jalan Tol Tanjung Morawa – Kuala Namu – Tebing Tinggi Januari – Maret 2017

1. Interchange Belmera (Tanjung Morawa)
Akan menjadi titik awal jalan tol TJM – KN – TBT, dimana tersambung langsung dengan Tol Belawan Medan Tanjung Morawa yang sudah ada sebelumnya. Titik kira2 1 km sebelum Gerbang Tol Tanjung Morawa
Status saat ini penimbunan lahan, mungkin bbrp hari lagi akan test pile

2. Interchange Perbarakan
Merupakan persimpangan antara jalan tol utama dengan Junction Tol Menuju Bandara Kuala Namu

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Jangan mati sebelum ke Tongging!

Review tempat wisata Danau Toba : Tongging – Silalahi – Taman Wisata Iman – Air Terjun Sipiso-piso

Satu cerita di suatu masa dalam hidupku

Setiap akhir taun kami selalu sibuk bikin rencana mau ngapain kalo pulang ke Medan. Setelah taun lalu kejebak macet berjam-jam di malam pergantian taun persis di depan alun-alun Merdeka, kapok dah nginep di hotel dalam kota lagi, mending tinggal di rumah. Tapi sebelum taun barunya biasanya saya ngajak keluarga pelesir. Dulu sih ke Parapat, Berastagi, taun lalu nginep di kampung istri di desa Juhar (desanya indah banget, tapi jauh banget dari Medan). Taun ini saya mutusin kita ke Tongging. Karena denger-denger pemandangan Toba yang terbaik adalah dari Tongging.

Tanggal 29 Desember berangkat. Melewati jalan Medan -Kabanjahe yang pagi itu ramai tapi ngga macet. Berenti sebentar di Peceren, menikmati jahe hangat dan kue wajik (bingung juga saya kenapa wajik sini ngetop banget ya, padahal biasa aja, cenderung keras menurut saya). Trus perjalanan lanjut lagi, lewatin Berastagi, Kabanjahe, terus ke arah Merek. Jalan Kabanjahe ke Merek ini ampun deh…banyak lubang dan keriting…itu…

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Treasuring North Sumatra Railway (KA Sumatra Utara & Aceh : Divre 1) – Pulo Brayan Railway Station

Still at the same time when I come to Belawan Railway Station, on a rainy afternoon I visited another old station, Pulo Brayan Railway Station. The station is reserved as a placeholder (Dipo) for trains in 1st Regional Division Indonesian Railway (Divre1) area. This station lies in between Medan downtown, Medan Railway Station, and Belawan Railway Station, the port city in the Northern area of Medan metropolitan.

Di waktu yang sama ketika saya mengunjungi Stasiun Kereta Api Belawan, siang yang hujan rintik-rintik, saya mengunjungi stasiun tua lainnya, Stasiun Kereta Api Pulo Brayan. Stasiun ini dipusatkan sebagai Dipo kereta api di area Divre 1 Kereta Api Indonesia. Stasiun ini terletak di jalur antara Kota Medan dengan Stasiun Belawan, dekat Pelabuhan Belawan yang ada di sebelah Utara Kota Medan.

 

The old station building is standing still. However due to inactivity on the station except for freight trains to Belawan Port, it is unused and looked more like a heritage building rather than an active operational station. The platform is quite spacey with some officers on standby. Train placeholder is located about 500 m in the northern side of the station.

Gedung stasiunnya masih ada dalam kedaaan baik. Namun karena jalur KA ini tidak aktif selain dari sejumlah KA barang menuju pelabuhan Belawan, gedung stasiun terlihat seperti sebuah bangunan peninggalan bersejarah dibanding gedung stasiun yang aktif. Bagian peron stasiun terlihat cukup luas dan ada sejumlah petugas KA yang standby. Dipo kereta terletak sekitar 500 meter sebelah Utara stasiun.

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