Gilimanuk Fares Draw Complaints
GILIMANUK ~ Drivers of trucks and passenger buses are feeling the impact of a rise in fares for the Ketapang-Gilimanuk boat crossing, an official at Gilimanuk said this week.
Miskun, a Java-Bali truck driver, said that even tough the fares had increased the standard of service was the same as before.
â€œThe only service available on the ferry is when parking. When the government decides to raise the fares, they should also raise the standard of service,â€ he said.
The fares on the Gilimanuk-Ketapang crossing increased in April this year so an increase from July 1 drew even more complaints.
Tickets went from Rp5,000 to Rp5,500 for adults and Rp3,500 to Rp4,000 for children, which makes the total increase for this year over 4 percent.
Operational Manager of Gilimanuk River, Lake and Crossover Cargo (ASDP) Ospar Silaban said that the increasing of the fares was in line with a decree by the minister of transport.Filed under: The Island