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Jakarta Post

City to implement electronic road pricing system in 2013, Gov says

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 29 2012   /  09:21 am

After a long wait for the green light from the central government, the much-anticipated electronic road pricing (ERP) system is likely to be implemented next year, Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

Jokowi said over the weekend that the central government had finally approved the pivotal legal basis for the ERP implementation.

“I have been informed that the regulation has been signed,” the governor said.

Last year, Jakarta came one step closer to implementing the ERP after a Government Regulation (PP) on traffic management and engineering was signed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

The administration had been waiting for another PP drafted by the Finance Ministry regarding the ERP. One of the main obstacles holding back the implementation of the ERP scheme was that the road-pricing levy was not included as tax or retribution in the ...