... have agreed on the new fares... "
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Public transportation fares to increase by 15 percent following the fuel price hike announced by the government last Friday (June 21), Transportation Minister EE Mangindaan said here on Monday.

"The government and public transportation companies (land and sea transportation) have agreed on the new fares," he said adding that he will deploy related officials to the provinces to supervise the implementation of the new policy.

However the minister emphasized airplanes and train will not have their fares increased. But the minister doesn't explain if the taxi fare also influenced.

The government last Friday (June 21) announced the price hike of subsidized gasoline from Rp4,500 to Rp6,500 a liter and subsidized diesel oil from Rp4,500 to Rp5,500 a liter.

The announcement is made after the House of Representatives (DPR) passed a bill of the revised 2013 state budget into a law at a plenary session on Monday (June 17) night, that approved the government`s proposal to raise the prices of subsidized fuels.


Editor: Ade P Marboen
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