TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – The Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) will enact rules for online taxi Minister Regulation (PM) Number 118 in 2017 starting June 18, 2019.
This new rule is a substitute for PM 108/2017 which was annulled by the Constitutional Court.
“As planned and mandated by PM 118, which we have completed in December 2018 and will take effect six months later, namely June 18,” Budi Setiyadi, Director General of Land Transportation at the Ministry of Transportation, said at a press conference in his office, Jakarta, Thursday (06/13/2019).
This rule removes the obligation to install stickers on online taxi glass, KIR test obligations, the obligation to have a vehicle storage area and the rules regarding online taxi operators must have at least five vehicles.
Meanwhile rules are added regarding aspects of safety, tariffs and suspensions.
Budi added, for the initial stages for the driver and applicator who have not met the rules, they are still tolerant.
Based on his meeting with the association of online taxi drivers today, Budi said a number of parties were still hampered by licensing problems.
“But there are problems related to our licensing while not prioritizing aspects of law enforcement. We are still adjusting education related to licensing,” explained Budi.
“The enactment was not postponed so that on June 18, I will still give the opportunity to the partners to complete the agreement that has not been completed because there are technical obstacles regarding licensing. But all must be enthusiastic to follow the existing regulations,” he concluded.