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Jakarta Post

Council nods on 20% fare cut

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 23 2009   /  09:00 am

After a week of a debacle over the reduction of public transportation fares following the recent fuel price cuts, the City Council finally approved Thursday a cut of Rp 500 or 20 percent, for minivan and regular bus fares.

Once the reduction is enacted, the fares will be the same as before the fuel price hikes in May last year. “Fares for limited-seat and economy-class buses will be reduced to Rp 2,000 [from current Rp 2,500], while fares for minivans will be axed to Rp 2,500 [from Rp 3,000],” council’s deputy speaker Dani Anwar said. Dani said the decision was final since it had been agreed upon by the council during the meeting of council leaders on Thursday.
“The decision is also in line with the recommendation made by the City Transportation Council that represents relevant parties, including public transport operators and the administratio...