Organda Requested to Discuss Plan for Fare Increase

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  • Penumpang menunggu dikeberangkatan bus di terminal Senen, Jakarta, Rabu (28/3). Organisasi Angkutan Darat (Organda) akan menaikkan tarif jasa angkutan umum sebesar 35 persen mulai 1 April nanti. Kenaikan tarif diberlakukan jika pemerintah menaikkan harga bahan bakar minyak (BBM) sebesar 5 persen sampai 15 persen pada waktu yang sama. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    Penumpang menunggu dikeberangkatan bus di terminal Senen, Jakarta, Rabu (28/3). Organisasi Angkutan Darat (Organda) akan menaikkan tarif jasa angkutan umum sebesar 35 persen mulai 1 April nanti. Kenaikan tarif diberlakukan jika pemerintah menaikkan harga bahan bakar minyak (BBM) sebesar 5 persen sampai 15 persen pada waktu yang sama. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Transportation Ministry spokesman Julius Adravida Barata said that if the Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda) planned to increase public transportation fares, they should calculate a number of elements in logical components, because according to Barata, it could affect many people.

    “Organda will not dare to one-sidedly increase fares. They should hold a meeting to discuss a number of things with us,” he said when contacted by Tempo, Friday, August 8. He said the ministry is set to discuss with related parties regarding the matter.

    According to Barata, the meeting will be arranged in a short period of time. He said the organization have also conveyed some components that are going to be discussed. “We've received eight or nine components,” he uttered.

    Barata also said they will invite other related parties to sit together and talk about the matter. He said the meeting is to discuss about the increase in fares and tariffs that are going to be calculated. “After that, then there will be decisions,” he explained.

    The Organda was previously planning to increase public transportation fares up to 60 percent. This was as the impact from the limitation of selling subsidized fuel, especially diesel fuel.

    HERMAWAN SETYANTO