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Police team up with ministries on app-based transportation dispute 

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 23, 2017   /   07:23 pm
Police team up with ministries on app-based transportation disputeĀ  Heated rally: Dozens of conventional taxi drivers protest against ride-hailing transportation companies. (JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

After violence erupted between drivers of app-based transportation companies and conventional transportation firms during protests in several cities recently, the National Police met with ministries and regional authorities to discuss ways to prevent such conflict. 

National Police chief Tito Karnavian met on Thursday with Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara and Transportation Minister Budi Karya in a coordination meeting also attended by West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan and East Java Governor Soekarwo. 

"We need to be proactive for early detection," Tito told reporters in Jakarta.    

(Read also: More protest app-based transportation)

Tito said the meeting included a discussion about Transportation Ministerial Regulation No. 32/2016, which was revised in a move to promote safety and better regulate app-based transportation services.

The revised regulation also regulates app-based transportation. It also grants provincial administrations the right to set a limit on the number of drivers partnering with ride-hailing apps in their respective jurisdictions. The revised decree takes effect on April 1.   

Clashes between drivers of app-based transportation service and conventional transportation occurred in several cities recently as a result of a lack of regulation in creating a level playing field in the industry. (dis/dan)