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Jakarta Post

`Cidomo' drivers told to clean up or face suspension

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 1 2010   /  01:39 pm

Cidomo - horse drawn carriages - drivers have been urged to keep the region free from dung, or face suspension. The West Lombok regency administration has been enforcing a regulation requiring cidomo drivers to install bags to hold horse droppings. "We have started inspecting cidomo in Gerung and Kediri, two of the 10 districts in West Lombok. We are pushing for public awareness about cleanliness, and unruly drivers will face sanctions," West Lombok Transportation Office head M. Djunaedi told The Jakarta Post recently. Cidomo is a local mode of transportation in Lombok, one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations. It resembles delman, or dokar, in Java. The transportation office records at least 1,200 cidomo carriages operate in West Lombok. Cidomo is regarded to be very effective to meet the transportation needs of the local community, especially those livin...