Liputan6.com, Jakarta Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi set the upper and lower limit for online taxis valid from 1 July 2017. This tariff is set according to Ministerial Regulation No. 26 of 2017.

The existence of tariffs for online taxis is expected to reduce the demonstration action from conventional and online business actors to demand equal tariffs.

“If there is a demo I am concerned and if there is a demo it means there is a cross of opinion, so I hope there is no I am concerned and expect for each party to open themselves,” said Budi Karya in his office, Tuesday (4/7/2017) .

Even if there are various demands desired by the partners of an online taxi company, the Minister of Transportation requested to resolve it internally without having to change the rules that have been set.

Former Managing Director of Angkasa Pura II, the PM 26 in 2017 has become a middle ground in the online and conventional taxi industry. Although the tariff has been set, its claimed value is still affordable to the public. “This is for online taxis, if for motorcycle taxi online we will think after this,” he added.

As is known, Director General of Land Transportation Kemenhub Pudji Hartanto said, the determination of online taxi fares refer to the proposed regional head. The government then divides the two regions.

The first areas include Sumatra, Java and Bali. The lower tariff rates in the region I is Rp 3.500 per kilometer (km) and the upper limit of Rp 6,000 per km.

Then region II includes Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Papua. The tariff of lower limit in region II is Rp 3,700 per km and the upper limit is Rp 6,500 per km.

“Indeed, based on the proposals of the regions, each governor, head of regional proposed to the central government we have evaluated, we have equated.” There are divisions of region 1 and 2, “he said

Implementation of this online taxi fare is the implementation of Regulation of the Minister of Transportation (Permenhub) 26 of 2017 on the Implementation of Public Transport People with Not in the Route.