Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – Grab Indonesia introduces GrabGerak, a special transportation service for people with disabilities. There are 118 GrabCar prepared to assist disability in this new service.
This new product has been accessed by the latest version of the Grab application. Just like other transportation services, Grab Gerak in principle transports passengers from one point to another.
The main difference from GrabGerak is the trained driver. The driver of 118 GrabCar was required to conduct special training on equality and services for persons with disabilities.
The GrabCar vehicle in this new service also appears a little different with the special GrabGerak sticker.
“As a leading transportation platform in Southeast Asia, this initiative is a natural step for us to go further than what the market is doing,” said Marketing Director of Grab Indonesia Mediko Azwar in Kuningan, South Jakarta, Wednesday (25/4).
Data from the Social Protection and Service Program (PPLS) in 2012 showed that there were 3,838,985 people with disabilities in Indonesia.
Constraints in terms of accessibility and mobility are a scourge for those in the country, starting from sidewalks occupied by street vendors, pedestrian bridges without elevators, to special areas of persons with disabilities that are often seized by public transport.
“Grab makes this service for all people including those who have visual disabilities or who are not able to distinguish colors,” Mediko added.
In terms of tariffs, this service is not much different from GrabCar. It’s just that this new product is a little cheaper.
In the meantime, GrabGerak service is still trial and limited in the Jabodetabek area. This booking service for disabled vehicles is fairly new in Indonesia. This GrabGerak also adds to their existing collection of products starting from GrabBike, GrabCar, GrabHitch, GrabTaxi, GrabFood, and Grabexpress.