The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno has assured on Thursday that the city administration will implement the electronic road pricing (ERP) system next year.
“Currently, the project is in the bidding stage, so we are planning to apply it in 2019,” Sandiaga said at City Hall on Thursday, as quoted by kompas.com.
He added that two companies in Sweden and Austria had stated their interest in joining the project's tender in Jakarta. Ambassadors from the two countries also met with Sandiaga on Thursday to discuss the matter.
A cooperation with Swedish companies was planned in 2015, under then Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.
Separately, Jakarta Transportation Agency head Andri Yansyah said the winner of the bid would be announced in October this year.
The ERP will be applied from Jl. Sudirman to Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat according to a two-phase implementation, along with adjustments to accommodate the opening of the Jakarta MRT in March 2019.
In the first phase, the ERP will be installed on Jl. Sudirman from the Senayan traffic circle to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle (Bundaran HI).
“The second phase will be from the Bundaran HI to Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat. We project that the implementation will begin in October, because it takes 10 to 12 months to install [the ERP],” Andri said. (wnd)