10 districts prepared for
electronic road pricing
policy trial run in Jakarta

The Jakarta administration plans to implement a trial run for the electronic road pricing (ERP) rule in 10 districts as part of traffic restriction policy to ease the city’s acute gridlock, a councilor says.

Jakarta Council deputy speaker Triwisaksana, who also chairs the council’s Regional Legislation Body (Balegda), said that the districts were those located in city’s center, including Tanah Abang, Menteng, Setiabudi, Tebet, Matraman, Senen, Gambir, Tambora, Sawah besar and Taman Sari.

“Project realization currently awaits its legal basis from the Finance Ministry. We need legal grounds to explain whether the money collected from road users will go to the city’s coffers or the central government,” Triwisaksana said Friday as quoted by tribunnews.com.

According to Triwisaksana, the implementation of the ERP has been covered within the city’s bill on 2010-2030 Jakarta spatial plan (RTRW).

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