PT Citra Marga Surabaya (CMS) suspended tariff increase of Simpang Susun Waru-Bandara Juanda toll road section which – based pn Decree of the Ministry of Public Works No 384/KPTS/M/2010 could have been increased since June 7, 2010 last. “They (the toll operators) them selves asked for the suspension. They said that they would increase the tariff one week after the application of the Minister’s Decree. Whether they have increased the tariff or not by now, I have not asked them about it” Nurdin Manurung, Head of the Board of Toll Road Management (BJPT) disclosed to Business News in Jakarta Tuesday (15/6).
The percentage of tariff increase is adjusted to magnitude of inflation over the past two years in the respective areas. Based on the survey of the Board of Statistics (BPS) the inflation in Waru over the past two years was posted at 11,38%. By this calculation, the new tariff for the Simpang Susun Waru-Juanda Airport increases on the average by Rp 500,- so the toll tariff for vehicles of Category I would Increase to become Rp 5,500.- from the previous Rp 5,000. As for the Category II vehicles the price would be Rp 8,000.-, Category III Rp 10,500.-; category IV Rp 13,500.- and category V Rp 16,000.-
Apart from the Waru-Juanda interchange, the Government also planned to adjust tariff of three other sections, namely: Jakarta-Cikampek section, and Makassar Section IV but all still waiting for the Minimum Service Standard (SPM).