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Jakarta Post

ERP launch unlikely this year: Fauzi

  • Hasyim Widhiarto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 19 2010   /  11:17 am

Governor Fauzi Bowo announced Tuesday that his administration would probably not be able to launch the electronic road pricing (ERP) system, to replace the current 3-in-1 policy in main thoroughfares during rush hour, this year due to an unclear legal basis.“We are still waiting for the [central] government to issue a regulation for the implementation of such a system,” Fauzi said.“We don’t want to burden city residents with more charges or taxes with no legal basis.”  Fauzi also said he wanted to ensure his administration would use the money collected from the ERP system to run programs to reduce traffic congestion in the city.The central government is currently discussing the implementation of the ERP system to replace the existing high occupancy vehicle 3-in-1 policy, which is considered ineffective in easing the city’s severe traffic congestion.Since its introduction...