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Jakarta Post

Taxi operators hit hard by sudden spate of stalled cars

  • Hasyim Widhiarto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 24 2010   /  09:23 am

Taxi operators in the city are expressing frustration following increasing incidents of taxis stalling in the past three weeks, allegedly due to poor quality gasoline and badly manufactured fuel pumps.“At least 30 taxis stall during operation every day and must return to our pool for a check up,” Priyatmedi, the operational director of Jakarta-based Taxiku taxi service, told The Jakarta Post on Friday.“Our in-house mechanics found that the taxis stalled mainly due to problems with the fuel pumps.”Although the company’s new fleet of Chevrolets are still covered by guarantees for any spare parts purchased from the dealer, Priyatmedi complained that “once a taxi stalls, it affects the collection of our operating income”.Blue Bird Group public relations head Teguh Wijayanto said his company had found fuel pump damage in 1,200 of their cars. “Some of our drivers could not star...