TRIBUNJAKARTA, COM – While telling his story at his wife’s shop, an online taxi driver, Nurhadi, issued a car leasing customer card.
On the card it was written the number of Rp. 5,253,500 he had to pay for an odd-numbered Toyota Avanza car.
Not only does the car repayment, Nurhadi also has to spend an average of Rp. 400,000 to Rp. 600,000 every month to maintain his car two years ago.
The man with five children also claimed to have to spend Rp. 2.9 million every year to tax his vehicle.
Not to mention Nurhadi has to spend Rp. 700 thousand every month to rent a house.
While his income as a family only comes from his work and his wife’s job selling snacks such as tofu and rice cake in her shop.
From the results of his work, Nurhadi claimed to be able to get a net income of Rp. 400 thousand per day.
To earn such an income, the 50-year-old man must work from 7:00 a.m. WIB until 7:00 p.m. WIB.
Nurhadi found it difficult because the odd-even regulations set by the government made his income decrease by approximately 50 percent since the last month.
“Every even date is inevitable, because my plate is odd. Instead of going out of the house, I get ticketed at Rp. 500 thousand,” Nurhadi said in a warung beside Jalan D.I Panjaitan, East Jakarta, on Tuesday (4/9/2018).
He admitted that his income from online taxis was only enough to finance car installments, maintenance and vehicle tax.
Meanwhile, Nurhadi still has to pay for his fifth child’s tuition at a private tertiary institution averaging Rp 3 million per month.
While the other four children now live and work in their hometown in Purwokerto, Central Java.
“It feels heavy too,” said Nurhadi.
Nurhadi had a chance to recount his experience of being ticketed by police in the Cawang area of East Jakarta because the odd-even regulation was about two weeks ago.
The resident of Kampung Sawah, Kebon Pala, East Jakarta will be ticketed for having to work on an even date.
But finally Nurhadi didn’t get ticketed for explaining the severity of the odd rules for himself and his family.
“You can just get a ticket, but I take a photo first to report to the office (online taxi partner). But finally it doesn’t work,” said Nurhadi.
“Okay this time it’s okay, but next time, you don’t go through here,” Nurhadi said, repeating the police who were about to ticket him at that time.
According to him, the odd-even policy not only burdened him and his family, but also the passengers.
That’s because not all online taxi drivers with odd plates seem to be able to take passengers who want to go to odd-even regular roads in Jakarta.
“Poor passengers, right. So it’s hard to find taxis online,” Nurhadi said.
Jalan DI Panjaitan, East Jakarta is the only access road for Nurhadi to begin its work.