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Jakarta Post

Regulation on app-based 'ojek' comes into effect

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Thu, May 2, 2019   /  03:38 pm
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App-based motorcycle taxi drivers wait for passengers near Palmerah railway station in Central Jakarta(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

After years of preparation, the government has enforced a legal umbrella for the services of app-based ojek(motorcycle taxi).  The Transportation Ministry said as part of its initial stage, a ministerial regulation on motorcycle safety and a ministerial decree on minimum fares for ojek services had come into effect in five cities on Wednesday.  “The regulation related to app-based ojek online will initially take effect in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Makassar. We will evaluate the regulation implementation after a week,” Minister Budi Karya Sumadi told the press on Tuesday. Budi said the ministry would then evaluate user response and feedback from relevant parties, such as ride-hailing service providers Go-Jek Indonesia and Grab Indonesia. “If there is no reaction or turmoil in the [regulation] implementa...