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Jakarta Post

Transjakarta operator raises ire of transportation council

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 7 2012   /  10:16 am

The Jakarta Transportation Council (DTKJ) wants the local administration to sanction a private operator of the Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that allegedly failed to pay its employees.

The council made its statement on Thursday after bus drivers on Transjakarta’s Corridor 1, which runs between Blok M in South Jakarta and in West Jakarta, reported that the corridor operator, PT Jakarta Express Trans (JET), did not pay their salaries in August.

Azas Tigor Nainggolan, the board’s chairman, said that service to BRT passengers would be disrupted if the salary problem was not resolved quickly.

“Failure to provide service constitute a breach of contract. JET should have its contract annulled for the breach,” Azas said.

Last month, hundreds of JET employees went on strike to demand the payment of Idul Fitri holiday bonuses, which are guaranteed t...