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Jakarta Post

Sedyatmo toll road rate adjustment to spur logistics

  • Riza Roidila Mufti¬†

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 13, 2019   /  04:22 pm
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Vehicles drive on the Tomang-Meruya section of the toll road in Jakarta.(The Jakarta Post/Umair Rizaludin )

    The adjustment of rates for the Sedyatmo Toll Road, also known as the airport toll road, which spans 14 kilometers between Jakarta and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, is expected to spur logistics as new lower fares would provide incentives for large freight vehicles such as container trucks.   The head of the Indonesia Toll Road Authority (BPJT), Danang Parikesit, said recently the rate adjustment, which took effect on May 12, introduced cheaper tolls for vehicles in categories IV and V: four-axled and five-axled trucks that are commonly used to haul freight and for industrial purposes.   The adjustment was the result of a toll evaluation conducted every two years by reassessing the use of the Sedyatmo road, as well as by considering the inflation rate. In the evaluation, the authority found there have been notable changes in the way people use ...