Issuing Regional Regulation, 11 Provinces Have Set Online Taxi Quota
The deadline for quota fixing is in the late January 2018
Ministry of Transport has listed 11 provinces issuing regional regulation (perda) to organize online transportation.
The release is in accordance with government provision listed in Ministry of Transport Regulation (Permenhub) PM 108/2017 on The Implementation of People Transportation With Vehicles Not In Route, there are regulations regarding rental transportation in particular.
The provinces are DKI Jakarta through Jabodetabek's Transportation Management Department (BPTJ), East Java, West Java, Central Java, North Sumatera, Lampung, South Sumatrera, West Sumatera, Bengkulu and East Borneo.
North Sumatra for example has set online taxi quota for 3.500 units, Lampung for 8 thousand units, East Java 4.445 units and Jabodetabek for 49.500 units.
Quoted from Bisnis, Land Transportation General Director Budi Setiyadi said its team has set boundaries for regional government to issue the regulations by the end of January 2018.
"Tolerance up to the end of January due to Ministry Regulations [PM] on February [yet to issue regulations] there will be an act," he said.
The act will be held on February 2018 precisely on the first and second week, as a reprimand or disciplinary operation (operasi simpatik) for certain rental vehicles not following the rules. After two weeks, further law enforcement will be delegated to the officer.
He continued on Permenhub organizing daring taxi, is an act of neutral government in responding daring and reguler taxi.
East Java has officially authorized online taxi
East Java has recently operated rental vehicles in particular by setting Governor Regulation (Pergub) to organize online taxi quota operating only 4.445 units. Consists of 3 thousand units in Gresik, Madura, Mojokerto, Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Lamongan. In addition, 225 units in Malang Raya and the rest in others.
The quota is counted by the needs and scattered population of East Java. The counting is off to save the ride hailing companies. The imbalanced availability and necessity will threaten the company's existence.
The official released is marked by sticker patching as online taxi already obtained an operational permit from East Java Department of Transportation. The sticker is patched on the online taxi's exterior. Quoted from Kompas, of the quota set, there are only 113 online taxis having license to operate of 2,418 submissions.
"Up to this day, we only proceed licence for 113 units of nine companies," said Wahid Wahyudi Head of Transportation Department on Thursday (1/4).
The company will continue with the license process, starting from administration checks to online taxi KIR test.
– Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian