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Jakarta Post

Metromini owners must form corporations

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 10 2012   /  08:20 am

Jakarta traffic has long been associated with the diabolical Metromini. The ubiquitous orange minibuses belching thick black smoke have a reputation for their reckless drivers and lack of roadworthiness, an abomination to other motorists.

But many Metrominis could be off the streets in short order if their operators fail to heed warnings sent by the city administration.

The Jakarta Transportation Agency has warned the bus operators to abide by Law No.22/2009 on Traffic and Public Transportation, which stipulates that public transportation services must be provided by either state– or regional–owned enterprises or corporate bodies.

“We have sent three warnings. There are another five to go. We plan to revoke Metrominis’ operational licenses if they fail to comply with our latest warning letter,” agency head Udar Pristono was quoted as saying by beritajakarta...