The three policies will encourage massive emission tests and have an impact on improving air quality in the capital city.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Environment Office will issue a ticket to motorized vehicle owners who have not carried out emission tests yet.

"This activity is the starting point for implementing three important policies to ensure that all motorized vehicles in Jakarta meet the exhaust emission threshold as an effort to improve air quality," Head of the Jakarta Environment Office Asep Kuswanto said here on Monday.

During a mass emission testing drive at Ragunan Zoo, South Jakarta, he explained that the ticket would be in the form of a fine amounting to Rp250 thousand for motorcycles (two-wheeled vehicles) and Rp500 thousand for cars or four-wheeled or more-wheeled vehicles.

The fine is based on Law No. 22 of 2009 concerning Road Traffic and Transportation.

He added that the two other policies will be parking disincentives for untested vehicles, based on Gubernatorial Regulation No. 66 of 2020 concerning Motorized Vehicle Exhaust Emission Tests.

A tax fine will also be levied when motorized vehicle owners pay their motor vehicle tax (PKB), in accordance with Government Regulation (PP) No. 22/2021 concerning the implementation of environmental protection and management.

Further, owners who do not get their motorized vehicles tested for emissions will be subject to the highest rate at parking lots, which is Rp7,500 per hour, and the rate will rise progressively.

There are already 11 locations that are applying the highest rate policy.

"The three policies will encourage massive emission tests and have an impact on improving air quality in the capital city," Kuswanto added.

The Jakarta provincial government held a mass emission testing drive in Jakarta and its surrounding areas on June 5, 2023, to welcome Jakarta's 496th anniversary and World Environment Day with a target of testing 2 thousand vehicles.

Residents wishing to test their vehicles for free can register on the website

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