Govt Issues Requirements for Application-Based Taxis
Date 3 Juni 2016
As the transition period for online application-based taxi set by the Government has ended, the Government issued a number of strict requirements for the owner(s) or driver(s) of online application-based taxi to continue operating.
There are three requirements that the drivers must comply.
First, they are required to possess Class A licenses for sedan and Class B1 lincenses for microbus with more than 7 seats, Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan said in a press conference in Jakarta on Friday (6/3).
Second, they are obliged to undergo vehicle roadworthiness tests (KIR) that can be done at authorized repair shops. Otherwise, they will be imposed with sanction if they are still operating without having KIR certificates.
We will trace the organizers of the online application, give them warnings, and revoke the permits if there is no improvement. At the end, the application will be blocked, the Minister said.
From the total 3,300 vehicles, only 400 vehichles that has passed the mandatory roadworthiness test.
Jonan added not only online application-based transportation modes that require to undergo the KIR, but also conventional transportation modes, including Metromini and Kopaja medium-sized buses, as well as other transportation modes under the management of the Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda).
Third, the vehicle registration certificates (STNK) must be registered under the companies names for the companies, or refers to the Law on Cooperatives for vehicles that belong to cooperatives.
Meanwhile, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara said cooperative means organization owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits.
The ministers have agreed that fairness must become a priority; yet the regulation must be upheld if there is a violation, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated.
We have agreed and we will disseminate the information to the people. We want our people to be disciplined; hence, the rules we have made, will be watched closely, and there will be equitable sanction. There will be no aggrieved party, Luhut added.
The Government has provided a space for online application-based transportation to operate, however, the discipline must be upheld if there is a violation, Luhut further stated at the press conference.
The Ministers called on organizers of the online application to complete the permits and the requirements, while, for the one who complies with the requirements are allowed to operate. (DNK/FID/RHD/ES)(RAS/EP/YM/Naster)