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City Hall staff park vehicles elsewhere following parking subsidy cut

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 15, 2019   /   03:59 pm
City Hall staff park vehicles elsewhere following parking subsidy cut Personnel stand outside of the City Council parking lot in Central Jakarta on Jan. 15. They said the parking lot was only available for city councillors. (Warta Kota/Anggie Lianda Putri)

City Hall civil servants were spotted parking their vehicles in several neighboring building complexes on Tuesday, as Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has stopped the parking fee subsidy at the National Monument.  

They parked their vehicles in the parking lots of Telkom, the Press Council, the National Resilience Institute and the National Library, following the eight-fold increase in parking fees at the IRTI parking lot, from Rp 66,000 [US$4.70] to Rp 550,000 per month for cars.

For motorcycles, the parking fee has been raised to Rp 352,000 a month from the previous Rp 22,000 per month.

They were also not allowed to park at the City Council building complex. On Tuesday, security guards stood guard at the City Council’s gate.

“[Civil servants] are no longer allowed to park here. It’s only for councillors,” guard Achida Dewanto said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

Other civil servants used parking lots on Jl. Jaksa, Gondangdia, Kebon Sirih and even nearby school buildings.

“Yesterday I parked my vehicle at the Press Council. Today, I parked at an elementary school. It’s quite far to walk from the area to my office,” city official Danu said. (vla)