JAKARTA - The state roll road management agency in Indonesia (BPJT) has announced that three of the largest toll road operators in the country have asked to be allowed to increase their tolls with some 12 to 19 percent this year. Toll rates are allowed to rise every two years. If the agency agrees with the new prices, they will come into effect as soon as September 4, 2009.
Analysts speak of inflationary pressure if prices are hiked early next month because many Indonesians will the celebrate the end of the Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Millions of Indonesians will travel back to their home towns and villages across islands. Many products on sale only around that period still have to transported as well.