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Jakarta Post

Provide shelters or fix app, city tells ride-hailing firms

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 12 2018   /  01:20 am

The Jakarta administration has called on ride-hailing firms to tweak their systems to enable them to bar their ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers from receiving or waiting for orders on heavily congested streets.

The move aims to disperse drivers, who wait for passengers at ngetem (busy locations), especially near train stations.

The Jakarta Transportation Agency proposed the idea to complement a previous call that urged operators to provide shelter for their drivers so that they would not occupy roads and hamper traffic flow as the administration looked to smoothen traffic ahead of the Asian Games.

“We invited them to a number of meetings and connected them to third parties that have vacant land for a possible shelter. I don’t know what hindered the progress because it’s a business-to-business scheme,” agency traffic management division head Priyanto said on W...