The Jakarta Post
Some 90 percent of the 152 intercity buses at the Kampung Rambutan bus terminal in East Jakarta failed ramp checks ahead of the Idul Fitri exodus, an official has said.
“One hundred and thirty-seven [intercity interprovincial, AKAP] buses did not pass the test, so only 15 buses passed the ramp check,” Kampung Rambutan terminal head Emirald August Dwinanto said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.
“We have carried out the test since May 15, and until now we have done ramp checks on 152 buses,” he added.
He said the buses that did not pass the test could still operate but would be required to meet the bus safety equipment requirements.
“Most of the buses did not pass the test because they did not have the standard equipment,” Emirald said
He said the terminal authority would give leeway for the bus operators to meet the equipment requirements.
“We will recheck the buses and place a sticker on the buses that have passed the ramp check,” he said.
Idul Fitri is expected to fall on June 15-16. (ami)