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Uber, Grab to adjust with new decree

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 21, 2018   /   10:21 pm
Uber, Grab to adjust with new decree Drivers of public minivans in Bandung, West Java, stage a strike to protest app-based ride hailing services in this file photo taken on March 9. Ride-hailing firms have expressed its willingness to comply with Transportation Ministerial Decree No. 108/2017 on public transportation without fixed routes. (JP/Arya Dipa)

Online ride-hailing giants Uber Indonesia and Grab Indonesia have indicated they will comply with Transportation Ministerial Decree No. 108/2017 on public transportation without fixed routes.

The decree came into force on Nov. 1 and the three-month transition period given to ride-hailing companies like Uber, Go-Jek and Grab will finish at the end of January.

The government through the Communications and Information Ministry set up a system to monitor drivers of online-based ride-hailing companies.

Read also: Revised online taxi regulation to be enforced on Nov. 1

Uber Indonesia head of communications Dian Safitri said Uber was ready to implement the decree. She further said the legal umbrella provided certainty to transportation application providers like Uber, cooperative partners and drivers in providing a safe, reliable and affordable transportation solution.

“Uber and Jasa Trans Usaha Bersama Cooperative are open to dialogue and cooperation with the government and other parties regarding the implementation of the policy,” said Dian in an email to kontan.co.id on Friday.

The regulation will govern special rental transportation through permits, verified documents and stickers on each operating vehicle.

Grab Indonesia head of public affairs Tri Sukma Anreianno said Grab would comply with the new rules, such as the use of vehicle stickers and the fleet quota.

“We are committed to encouraging all of our partner drivers to fulfill whole requirements set up in the decree so that they can work in compliance with the prevailing law and regulations,” he said. (jlm/lnd)