BIAK – The ranks of the Biak Numfor Regency Transportation Agency, Papua, will increase the supervision of Online-Based Public Transportation (Special Rental Transportation) or commonly called the “Online Taxi” community. Okay Jack Indonesia, which has officially operated in Biak on July 25, 2019.

“Oke Jack’s manager must comply with the Minister of Transportation Regulation PM 118/2018 on the Implementation of Special Rental People Transportation as a substitute for PM 108/2017 regarding the holding of public transportation by public motorized vehicles not on the route on December 18, 2018,” said Head of Biak Transportation Agency, Fransisco Olla, responding to the operation of online transportation in Biak on Sunday.

He added, the Minister of Transportation Regulation 118/2018 became the fourth legal umbrella that arranges online taxis after three rules are annulled by the Supreme Court.

Kadishub stated, regulation of Ministerial Regulation 118 of 2018 as a technical rule regarding the implementation of online transportation which also concerns the problem of the condition of the vehicle.

“The provisions of online transportation also regulate how the driver and also the aspects in which it contains related protection issues of safety, security, comfort of the passengers,” he explained.

Meanwhile, there are a number of things that are regulated in Ministerial Regulation 118 of 2018, namely regarding the rules on tariffs and quotas.

For the category of operational areas of online transportation in Papua, according to Francisco, it is in the three operational zone so the tariff must also be in accordance with the regulation of the Minister of Transportation 2018.

“Online transportation operations in Biak Numfor Regency are still new so that applicators need to apply vehicle standards that can be used to become online taxis,” he hoped.

Aside from the condition of the vehicle’s feasibility, he continued the passenger and driver safety factors need to be given attention by the manager Oke Jack.

He said the presence of online transport taxis is expected to be able to meet the transportation needs of the people in Biak Numfor Regency.

Until Sunday at 2:00 p.m. the online ojek and taxi transportation services have started serving the needs of the community and ordering food delivered through the Oke Jack application.