Denpasar’s plans to increase parking fees by between 50% to 100% is drawing criticism from a number of quarters.
If implemented, the new plan would increase the cost of parking a motorcycle from Rp. 1,000 (US$0.12) to Rp. 2,000 (US$0.23) and for a car from Rp. 2,000 (US$0.23) to Rp. 3,000 (US$0.34).
Claiming the increase in parking fees will be too burdensome to the public, legislators from the Denpasar House of Representatives (DPRD-Denpasar) are threatening to oppose the parking fee increase which, if approved, would come into effect in late September.
Fees collected from parking lots in Denpasar total Rp. 26.38 billion (US$3.22 million) and from roadside parking Rp. 6.34 billion (US$720,000).
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