This update about Meriah, Karasem which I havent show in ST for 2.5 years (since last update of Karasem V4.7). I was thinking this CJ actually about Cibebek-Kota Baru area only but I have work in meriah which I havent show in a while so I changed it into fully Karasem CJ.
Update 43: Nightfall ~ Evening Stars
Kelan is a District in Meriah Regency located just in south of Border of Meriah. It's bordering with Jatibening City in the east, Meriah in north and Sukamulya District in south. This district with population of 56.234 (2015) include the Airport of Meriah, Kota Meriah International Airport.
location map of Kelan.
Kelan Utara is a subdistrict in Kelan, taken most of northern part of this district
Kelan Utara Interchange of Meriah Outer Ring Road (MORR) south ring.
Kelan Utara consist mainly the middle class suburban area as well as several undeveloped land and even agricultural areas.
Jl H. Solihin (road from west to east) in Kelan Utara.
There are several industrial area in Kelan Utara. mostly minor one.
Industrial area in Kelan Utara.
Jl H. Solihin in Kelan Utara (again)
Sarang Alang, another subdistrict in Kelan. Located just in west of Kelan Utara.
Suburban area in Sarang Alang featuring Jl Sarang Alang.
Jl Sarang Alang actually used to be Airport main access road toward Kota Meriah International Airport before the main expressway access done back in 1983.
Jl Sarang Alang Ramp of Meriah Outer Ring Road (MORR) bound for Airport Main Enterance-Curug
Jl Raya Curug, a major road through Kelan that connecting Jatibening and Curug is one of arterial road of this district as it connect Kelan with Jatibening and Western part of Meriah.
Jl Raya Curug in Sarang Alang.
another picture of Jl Raya Curug in Sarang Alang
With its location just neighboring airport, Buildings in Kelan Utara (Kelan in general) have height restriction.
Jl Raya Curug in Kelan Utara featuring airport gate.
In fact, Kelan Utara Interchange directly located in the north of airport eastern runway. The area in the south of interchange is known for the plane spotters to take nice view of Plane landing
area in the south of Kelan Utara IC
MORR (Meriah Outer Ring Road) is an expressway looping Kota Meriah area. the first phase of southern part which include Kelan-Cipelak built on 1992-1997. In Kelan, this expressway served by 1 interchange (Kelan Utara IC) and 1 junction toward Kelan-Sukasari Feeder Expressway
MORR in Kelan Utara bordering with Kota Meriah International Airport (KMIA) Hangars.
Meriah Outer Ring Road in the east of Kelan Utara IC
Kelan Junction, Kelan-Sukasari Expressway termites with MORR.
MORR in the east of Kelan Junction
The construction of the expressway/highway back in 90s leaving several minor roads that crossed the highway disconnected, leaving the dilemma of major highway project in the dense area like southern Meriah. Although, most of newer highway project in Karasem overcome the situation by building the streets in the side of highway to avoid disconnecting the minor roads by divert them to the nearest crossing.
one of the example of disconnected road by the highway. (image rotated 90 degree)
Meriah government did plan to build the light rail in pararel with the expressway since 2015 in order to fulfill the commuter around the city needs although this plan seems to be shelved for now as the city government focused on expanding Meriah Mass Rapid Transit System (M2RT) which seems more successful to bring more people around city to use public transit.
Closer look in Meriah Outer Ring Road (image rotated 90 degree). the government considered to build the light rail parallel with this highway.
As for the public transit, Kelan at this point dont have any access toward any mass transit, just several routes of city buses and paratransit toward Jatibening or Pemogan. In future, M2RT plan to expand a mass transit system which is a metro toward airport through Kelan.
Jl Raya Curug intersect with Jl Raya Kelan which is the main corridor road in Kelan.
Kelan-Sukasari Expressway is a feeder expressway toward the western coast of Meriah Regency which going through Kelan. although this expressway criticized for having low demand, it built in 2004 toward Kelan Utama IC where it termites at this moment in order to relieve the overcapacity Kelan Utara IC.
Jl Raya Curug Crossed Kelan Sukasari Expressway.
overview of Kelan Utara
overview of Kelan Utara featuring part of airport
Evening shot of Kelan Utara
Jl Raya Curug intersect Jl Raya Kelan at Night
During night this area can be seen from every single flight toward Meriah International Airport clearly as it located directly next toward the airport.
Suburb of Kelan Utara at night 1
Another picture of Kelan Utara Suburban at night
Aside from the commuting residents, MORR also congested with the people rushing toward their evening flight in KMIA
Night Shot of MORR
Night Shot of Kelan Utara IC
Thats all for today "repost", thanks for viewing!