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Flat parking rates around GBK sports stadium for Asian Games

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 5, 2018   /   07:37 pm
Flat parking rates around GBK sports stadium for Asian Games A Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) worker cleans the vandalized mural for Asian Games at the Pondok Indah Mall intersection in South Jakarta on July 25, 2018. (kompas.com/Nursita Sari)

The Jakarta administration has promised to provide parking spaces with flat fees for residents wishing to watch the Asian Games, through cooperation with the management of 79 buildings near Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sporting complex in Central Jakarta.

Jakarta Transportation Agency head Andri Yansyah said his office had sent letters to the buildings’ owners regarding with the plan.

“We have surveyed 79 buildings near GBK. Motorists who show Asian Games tickets will be charged a flat, rather than progressive, parking fee,” Andri said during an Asian Games preparatory meeting held in City Hall, Central Jakarta, on Saturday as reported by kompas.com.

“The fees are Rp 5,000 [35 US cents] for four-wheeled vehicles and Rp 2,000 for motorbikes,” he added.

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Indonesia Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) transportation director Ipung Purnomo said the buildings providing the parking spaces included those located in Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) in South Jakarta.

“There are several malls and buildings close to GBK and we have asked consent from owners [to provide parking space],” Ipung said.

The 2018 Asian Games, which will kick off on Aug. 18, will be co-hosted by Jakarta and Palembang in South Sumatra. (fac/wit)