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Jakarta Post

Ministry mulls over 'ojek' fare increase

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 12 2020   /  02:07 am

The Transportation Ministry is considering raising the minimum fare for app-based ojek (motorcycle taxis) operating in Greater Jakarta to accommodate drivers’ demands, an official has said.According to the ministry’s road transportation director, Ahmad Yani, the ojek drivers have demanded a price increase to Rp 2,500 (18 US cents) per kilometer from Rp 2,000 per km at present. The rate excludes the Rp 8,000 to Rp 10,000 base fare for Greater Jakarta, or the fixed initial charge, as stipulated by Transportation Ministerial Decree No. 348/2019.“The drivers asked for an increase because the regulation states that their fare would be evaluated every three months,” the ministry’s land transportation director general, Budi Setyadi, told reporters on Friday.“They also pointed out that the minimum wage in Greater Jakarta as well as BPJS Kesehatan [Health Care and Social Security Agen...