Govt Changes Suramadu Bridge Status to Non-Toll Public Road
Date 4 November 2018
The Indonesian Government has decided to remove tariff of Surabaya-Madura (Suramadu) Bridge by changing its status from toll road to public road in order to accelerate the development in Surabaya and Madura by optimizing the bridge as a center for economic development in the region.
Based on the aforementioned consideration, President Joko Jokowi Widodo on 26 October 2018 signed a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 98 of 2018 on Surabaya-Madura Bridge (link: Perpres Nomor 98 Tahun 2018).
“The operation of Surabaya – Madura Bridge has been changed into a non-toll public road,” Article 1 of the Presidential Regulation reads.
The operation of the Surabaya – Madura Bridge as a non-toll public road, according to the Perpres, is carried out by Minister that is responsible in conducting Government affairs in the road transportation sector.
When the Presidential Regulation comes into force, the Presidential Decree Number 79 of 2003 on Construction of Surabaya-Madura Bridge and the provisions of Article 12 letter b as amended by Presidential Regulation Number 23 of 2009 on Amendment to Presidential Regulation Number 27 of 2008 on Regional Development Board of Surabaya-Madura and Presidential Regulation Number 27 of 2008 on Surabaya-Madura Regional Development Board are hereby declared null and void.
“This Presidential Regulation shall apply as of the date of its enactment,” Article 4 of the Presidential Regulation Number 98 of 2018 reads, promulgated by the Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on 26 October 2018.
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani