TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The regional secretary of Jakarta administration, Saefullah, said that Governor Anies Baswedan attempted to negotiate with Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi in light of tariff of MRT Jakarta to be set at Rp10,000 per 10 kilometers.
On Monday, March 25, during a joint Jakarta leaders’ meeting, DPRD Jakarta concluded tariff of the first Indonesian MRT at Rp8,500 and LRT at Rp5,000. The rate was lowered than that of Jakarta administration proposed at Rp10,000 per 10 kilometers for MRT and Rp6,000 for LRT.
“There is communication between the executive and legislative, between the regional head and DPRD leaders, that we want to use communication room better set the best tariff [of MRT and LRT],” said Saefullah in the City Hall, Central Jakarta, Monday, March 25.
During the meeting, Saefullah offered a discount scheme as a middle ground from the tough discussion about tariff of two capital city’s transportation.
“We offer a 25-percent discount for one semester, which is until June 2019,” Saefullah said during the meeting. Thus, MRT tariff Rp10,000 and LRT Rp6,000 would be cut down for three months.
The proposal, however, was rejected by Council members, including Veri Yonevil, as they deemed Saefullah did not have the calculation.
Therefore, DPRD Jakarta concluded appropriate tariff for all public elements at Rp10,000 for MRT Jakarta and Rp6,000 for LRT.
M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH