Roadside parking tariffs for cars and motorcycles will be raised to Rp 10,000 per hour. (Antara Photo/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Jakarta Plans to Raise Roadside Parking Tariff to Rp10,000 Per Hour

BY :LENNY TRISTIA TAMBUN & EKO PRASETYO

AUGUST 27, 2016

Jakarta. Aside from implementing the odd-even license plate scheme, the Jakarta administration also plans to limit the use of private vehicles in the city by increasing roadside parking tariffs in the near future.

Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said the city administration will set a minimum tariff of Rp 10,000 (75 US cents) per hour for vehicles to park along the side of streets.

"We are studying the plan. It has been handed to the Jakarta Transportation Agency," Djarot said at City Hall in Jakarta on Friday (26/08). The high parking tariff will apply to most major roads, to discourage motorists from parking their cars on the street.

"It is especially on protocol roads, or those with heavy traffic. We will enforce the tariff. If you are very rich and use cars, it is okay. But the parking should be expensive, right?" Djarot said.

The current parking tariff for cars is Rp 4,000 per hour, and Rp 2,000 for motorcycles. Under the new plan, the tariff for both modes of transport will be increased to Rp 10,000.

"We will increase it up to Rp 10,000 per hour. So, those parking [their vehicles] for five hours should pay Rp 50,000, especially for on-street [parking]. Those parking inside parking garages are a different case," Djarot said.

However, the tariff increase will only be implemented once all the city's mass transportation facilities are in place, such as the bus rapid transit, mass rapid transit and light rail transit systems.

"The new tariff is still being studied. Mass transportation should be well prepared. If it is implemented, the public may use mass transportation without hassle," Djarot said.

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