Bandung – Online taxis that already have permits in West Java are only 1,400 fleets. While the fleet quota reaches 7,700. However, conventional transportation managers suspect that the number of online fleets operating is more than that number.

Secretary of the West Java Transportation Office Andreas Wijanto 1,400 of these fleets are incorporated in 30 online legal entities. The 30 legal entities have now obtained an operating permit from the Department of Transportation.

The establishment of the legal entity, said Andreas, is one form of implementation of Permenhub No. 108/2018 regarding special rental transportation based online.

“Permnehub 108 has already taken place in us. Of the quota of around 7,700 (online taxis in West Java) there are around 18 percent or 1,400 units from 30 legal entities that have obtained operating permits,” said Andreas, when met at Gedung Sate, Jalan Diponegoro, Bandung City , Tuesday (05/08/2018).

According to him the registration process for filing permits for online taxi legal entities will continue to proceed. Because, according to the rules there are online taxi drivers required to join or have a legal entity. Either in the form of cooperatives or other forms.

“We will continue to process this. Of the 30 permits, the number of fleets is (approximately) 1,400,” he said.

Then, regarding the vehicle feasibility test or the online KIR Test taxi is also proceeding. The KIR Test Authority, he said, was in the district / city government. So far for the city of Bandung alone there have been 149 online taxi fleets that carry out the KIR Test.

“The association of KIR in Bandung City has 149 units and this in the next two weeks there will be a KP (supervisory card) from BPTSP (One Stop Integrated Service Agency),” he said.

In the same place, the Chairperson of the Transportation Aspiration Alliance (WAAT) Jabar Herman hoped that the government could implement Permenhub No. 108/2018 optimally. Because he suspects that currently the number of online taxi fleets in West Java has exceeded the stipulated quota.

“There may be more than 20 thousand (online taxis) in the field,” Herman said.

He was worried that if this continued to be allowed it could threaten the existence of conventional transport and also online taxis. Because the drivers will fight each other passengers with conventional transportation and online taxis themselves.

“Actually, we are worried about the online party because (it can) over load. This is not a problem in just the convention but online also because it is scrambling (passengers),” he said.

For this reason, he requested that Permenhub 108/2017 be implemented properly. So that the perpetrators of public transport services can both run their businesses.

“These rules must be enforced so that they are clear and each has legal provisions,” Herman said.