The Secretary General of PAN Supports the Implementation of the Electronic Road Pricing Policy or Paid Roads in DKI, But…

Jakarta, – The Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) or Paid Road policy in DKI Jakarta continues to reap pros and cons from various parties. This is because the commercialization of streets in the capital city is considered to be detrimental to the small and medium-sized people.

However, there are also those who support the implementation of this paid road policy to break down congestion. In addition, to reduce the use of private transportation.

In this regard, the Secretary General of the National Mandate Party (PAN), Eddy Soeparno, said that he supports the implementation of the ERP policy.

“Support. But in my opinion it has to be done progressively, in stages. It can’t be all at once and it can’t be now,” said Eddy, Monday (23/1/2023).

According to Eddy, there must be a clear mechanism beforehand to implement the policy.

“Yes, I think there must be a clear mechanism first, what are the benefits if we implement ERP,” he said.

Because, said Eddy, the system adopted the system used by Singapore.

“ERP is an adoption of the system used in Singapore,” he said.

Then, he said, implementing an ERP system in Singapore costs quite a lot.

This, according to him, is certainly a problem in Indonesia.

“Now in Singapore, at certain hours people already have tools if they go through the ERP zone, they will definitely be debited. The costs are high. That might be a problem,” said the Secretary General of PAN.

According to him, ERP can only be implemented if there are already alternative modes of transportation that are integrated.

“Please because people have choices to go to their goals, offices, jobs, and others,” he said.

“Now there is one but it’s not yet connected and integrated,” explained Eddy.

Eddy said that the implementation of ERP policies still needs to be studied.

“Because it will burden the community in terms of costs,” he said.(rpi/muu)