The Ministry of Transportation will review and study the Special Lease Transport or ASK operating system in South Korea. Online taxi rules in the country are considered effective.

Indonesia’s ambassador to South Korea, Umar Hadi said, there were two solutions carried out in South Korea, to arrange online taxis. Namely, regulatory solutions and technological solutions.

“In terms of regulation, in South Korea ASK is a complement, can use it personally and serve commuters, coupled with technological solutions that provide free applications for conventional taxis, until now the balance is still maintained,” Umar said quoted from his official statement on Friday 13 April 2018.

Umar said, the South Korean application company, Kakao, provided a free application for taxi transportation. ASK is only allowed to operate during rush hour or departure and return to work.

Furthermore, according to him, as many as 96 percent of taxi transportation have used the application and counted 18 million users have registered in the online service and there are already 1.5 million calls every day.

Minister of Transportation when inaugurating stickers for online taxis.

Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi is forging KIR taxi stickers online

For rates, taxis and ASK are not too different. What distinguishes online and conventional taxis in the country is the use of applications that make it easier for consumers.

He also emphasized that there were actually no significant differences in terms of regulations both in Indonesia and in South Korea to regulate ASK. It’s just that, for applications in South Korea to be given free, while in Indonesia a 20 percent profit sharing system for applicators, 80 percent for drivers.

Meanwhile, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, who conducted the survey, said that South Korea was made the Indonesian comparative study place because it was considered as a country that successfully implemented the Special Rental Transportation policy.

“Indonesia needs to study the application of ASK in South Korea and take positive things, so that it can be applied in Indonesia,” in short.