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But Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo a favourite to win presidential elections next year, if he runs is discouraging drivers by raising taxes, parking prices and traffic canada goose coats fines, fearing a flood of new cars will bring one of the world most congested cities to a standstill.

canada goose coats Jakarta and other major cities want the government backed LCGC programme delayed until infrastructure is in place to cope with the additional traffic.

Canada Goose Parka Next year the number of vehicles in the city will match the amount of road available, according to transport ministry estimates canada goose coats on sale so, if all the cars were driven at the same time, the city would face total gridlock. The average speed for drivers in Jakarta has been clocked at as low as 8.3 kph (5.2 mph) about twice as slow as London or New Canada Goose Jackets York.

cheap Canada Goose (LCGC) cars might be cheap to buy, but we will make it expensive to operate. Owners of these cars will think twice before using them, Udar Pristono, the chief of Jakarta transport agency, told Reuters.

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canada goose deals Auto executives say Widodo measures will only have a short term impact, and they expect car sales to continue to increase. The car industry has been one of the few bright spots in Indonesia struggling manufacturing sector, with Gaikindo, the association of auto manufacturers, expecting to hit its 2013 target for record sales of 1.25 million vehicles, up from 1.11 million in 2012.

of 4 wheel vehicles in Indonesia is only 40 per 1,000 people. That very small compared to China and India, said Prijono Sugiarto, head of PT Astra International, the country largest automotive distributor. I encourage the sales push to rural areas and outside Jakarta.

Nissan is promoting its Datsun GO hatchback as the Badge of the Risers and expects to have the new model in showrooms next year for under 100 million rupiah ($8,400). Rival models include Honda Brio Satya, Tata Motors Ltd Nano, Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya. Toyota current entry level model, the Etios Valco, costs 140 160 million rupiah.

canada goose store General Motors Co, the world second biggest carmaker but as yet a small presence in Indonesia, said it was keeping an eye on the LCGC initiative. will be really interesting to see what happens with LCGCs, said Michael Dunne, who became GM Indonesia president in September. would like to watch first, let the incumbents lead, see where they take it. They may create a market that we can join.

CONGESTION COSTS For Widodo, who has yet to decide buy canada goose jacket if he will run for president of the world fourth most populous nation, Jakarta traffic woes are a top priority.

His transport experts reckon the capital congested roads cost the economy about $2.8 billion a year, including $1 billion in wasted fuel and $970 million in lost productivity.

canada goose clearance The governor is scrambling to build roads, bridges and a long delayed subway to accommodate a city of 10 million people, 3 million vehicles and twice as many motorbikes.

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canada goose The governor also aims to significantly increase parking costs, raise fines for traffic violations and expand public transport by buying hundreds of canada goose uk shop new buses next year. The plans need to be approved by the capital House of Representatives.

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canada goose clearance sale Around 40,000 cheap cars costing less than 100 million rupiah are expected to be sold this year in Indonesia, soaring to about 200,000 next year. The main local car manufacturers are Astra International and Indomobil Sukses Makmur.

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