Sat, 03 Jun 2000

Three more parking operators adjust rates

JAKARTA (JP): Three more parking operators adjusted their rates in line with a city-mandated regulation on Friday to avoid the prospect of their premises being sealed off by the administration.

Head of City Parking Agency Yani Mulyadi said the three -- operators at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital, Sentra Mulia and Menara Mulia -- brought the list of operators who had succumbed to his warning letters to 25.

The administration has threatened to seal off the equipment of parking lots which continue to defy the new rules requiring them to set a maximum parking rate of Rp 1,000 per hour.

The booths at four parking lots have already been closed for ignoring the warning. They are the parking lots at Taman Anggrek Mall, Medistra Hospital and the Adhigraha Building on Jl. Gatot Subroto and Plaza Kuningan office building on Jl. HR Rasuna Said.

Most of these parking spaces are managed by private operators which have been charging higher rates either for cars or motorcycles.

Yani said action against four other operators must wait for the outcome of a lawsuit jointly filed by them against the city administration at the Jakarta State Administrative Court. These are operators managing parking at the Jakarta Hilton Hotel, Jayanti Plaza office building, Harapan Bunda Hospital and Mitra Keluarga Hospital.

The parking agency will survey the activities of three other operators -- at MMC Hospital, Wisma Bumi Putra and the Jakarta Stock Exchange buildings -- before deciding on further action, he said. (07)