The Jakarta Post
Ahead of the Idul Fitri exodus, Jakarta Transportation Agency officials have carried out roadworthy tests on 97 intercity buses at Kalideres bus station, West Jakarta, with only 22 having passed the test.
“The 75 buses that failed the test are not allowed to operate for safety reasons. They don’t have emergency safety triangles, emergency hammers or a first aid kit,” bus station head Revi Zulkarnain said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.
A vehicle is considered roadworthy if it has a complete set of administrative documents and meets technical specifications.
The bus station’s management, Revi added, had given the bus owners a deadline of a week prior to Idul Fitri to obtain the required safety tools.
“They’ll be grounded should they fail to fulfill the requirements,” Revi said.
Dozens of other buses are slated to undergo the test at Kalideres bus station until June 7. (vla)