TRIBUN-BALI.COM, MANGUPURA – The commotion between conventional taxis and online taxis some time ago, received a serious attention from PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali Branch and board members.
“Some time ago Indonesian DPD member Arya Wedakarna met us to discuss the problem of conventional taxis and online taxis. This is our common concern and we will discuss it again this Sunday. And we will rearrange this transportation with online-based ones in accordance with the applicable regulations, “said General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero), I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Branch, Bali, Haruman Sulaksono, Tuesday (2/4/2019) afternoon.
Haruman added, each has been regulated according to the applicable regulations, but the understanding in the field has not been evenly distributed so that there are deviations from regulations, even causing friction in the field.
“I think that each party, especially online, understands that there must be rules that bind them. There must be permission from the airport manager and so they can take away customers, so our permission will inform other taxi business people. Meanwhile (online taxis) are not yet permitted, “explained Haruman.
In the future, he hopes that both parties can be scheduled to meet together and sit together.
“We will first arrange conventional line transport, after that we will discuss online taxis. Processed in stages we cannot mix it, “he added.
At present there are five taxi cooperatives that have collaborated with PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Branch Bali with a total unit of 900 taxi units.
“Yesterday we agreed that 900 taxi units will be maintained but we haven’t added them for a while. We will arrange it (which already exists) to serve passengers at the airport, “Haruman said.