Jakarta goes back to manual parking system
The Jakarta Post
Jakarta’s parking system, which made a shift to using parking meters three years ago, has reverted back to its old, manual method of collecting parking fees, as the cooperation between the Jakarta administration and parking machine operator has come to an end.
"The parking meters belong to PT Mata Elang Biru. As our contract finished [on Monday], the company will take back its parking meters,” Jakarta Transportation Agency deputy head Sigit Widjatmoko said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.
The administration began working with Mata Elang Biru in 2014, which installed the machines in several locations around the capital, including Jl. Sabang in Central Jakarta, Jl. Falatehan in South Jakarta, and Jl. Boulevard in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.
Sigit said the administration could not directly extend the contract because the deal must be based on a tender process.
A tender would be conducted shortly and Jakarta should have a new parking operator by January next year, he added.
In the meantime, the above-mentioned locations will go back to using a manual parking systems, in which motorists receive a ticket and pay cash to parking attendants.
"Hopefully, by January, [the city will] have a new operator that is better in sharing profit and providing [parking] services,” Sigit said. (agn)
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