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Jakarta Post

Toll road users urge improvements

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 6 2011   /  08:00 am

Commuters in Jakarta say they can do little but accept state toll road operator PT Jasa Marga’s move to increase toll fees, but have called on the company to improve its service.

Starting Friday, commuters in the Greater Jakarta area will have to spend between Rp 500 (5 US cents) and Rp 2,500 more to travel on the city’s network of toll roads, after Jasa Marga raised its fees based on the Sept. 27 Public Works Ministerial Decree, which stipulated price increases for 12 toll roads nationwide.

Seven toll roads in the city will be affected by the decree.

Commuters were mostly negative about the new rates and called on Jasa Marga to improve its services to compensate for the raise.

“The law says that the government can raise toll fees every year. What can you do about that? Stage a protest against it? I think people are just too tired to do that,” Dodi Ibn...