JAKARTA - The government continues to make preparations ahead of the 2023 Nataru holiday, especially in terms of infrastructure, such as toll roads. One of the things that the public is waiting for is the discount on toll rates.

Responding to this, the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono will contact the Indonesian Toll Road Association (ATI) to discuss the provision of discounts on toll rates.

"Later, I will contact ATI," said Basuki when met at the DPR RI Building, Jakarta, Tuesday, November 21.

Basuki assessed that the provision of toll tariff discounts was an initiative of the toll road entrepreneurs themselves and was not the full authority of the Ministry of PUPR.

"Right, not all Toll Road Business Entities (BUJT) will issue a discount policy, such as the discounted (Wbaran momentum) yesterday, some are discounted, some are not. Because if they are forced, the shareholders will 'Why are the government participating in the intervention', everything must be based on corporate action according to the business process," he added.

Previously reported, the Ministry of PUPR through the Toll Road Regulatory Agency (BPJT) said that the implementation of the toll tariff discount ahead of Nataru was still under discussion.

"Regarding the toll tariff discount so far, there has been no policy or decision, but it will be discussed later, both internally at the PUPR Ministry and between ministries," said BPJT Member of Tulus Abadi Community Elements in a public discussion in Jakarta, Thursday, November 16.

Tulus assessed that the provision of toll tariff discounts was not too crucial. Because, in general, people want smoothness on the toll road itself.

"What is clear is that in the last few years, every homecoming season, whether Eid or Nataru, there are discounts. But we discussed that again, because the most important thing for the community is not discounts, but the smooth flow (on toll roads)," he said.

He added that the things that should be focused on at this time should be on Nataru's own preparations.

One of the efforts is to prepare non-toll roads to anticipate traffic jams on toll roads.

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