Jakarta 'angkot' rejuvenation to start next month
The Jakarta Post
Jakarta’s angkots (public minivans) will be rejuvenated next month in accordance with the minimum standards of service (SPM) set by the Transportation Ministry in 2015.
The fleets will get air conditioners and will be equipped with, among other things, safety hammers, fire extinguishers and first-aid kits.
Operators are also required to place non-smoking and complaint line stickers in the vehicles.
Jakarta Organization of Land Transportation Owners (Organda Jakarta) head Shafruhan Sinungan said the rejuvenation would be conducted in stages.
"The angkots that will be rejuvenated will be at least 10 years old. Some angkots are still new so the rejuvenation will be conducted in stages," Shafruhan said as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday.
According to the Jakarta Transportation Agency’s website, it is set to act firmly against old fleets that are found to have not complied with the SPM by not renewing their operational permits.
"In the third year, we won't issue permits for old fleets as all have to be rejuvenated," agency head Andri Yansyah said. (cal)
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