The Jakarta Post
After being postponed for years, the Jakarta administration has recently set its sights on implementing the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system as an attempt to ease severe traffic congestion in the capital, by the time the first phase of the MRT system is fully operational next year.
Jakarta Transportation Agency deputy head Sigit Widjatmoko said on Tuesday that the ERP system, as regulated in Jakarta Bylaw No. 5/2014 on transportation, should be implemented after the introduction of proper public transportation such as the MRT.
“The ERP system is expected to be applied once the MRT is operational,” he told The Jakarta Post at his office in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta.
The first stage of the MRT project, a 16-kilometer route from Lebak Bulus in South Jakarta to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta, is expected to be completed in March 2019. T...