YOGYAKARTA, iNews.id – Technological developments in the world of transportation have displaced the existence of conventional taxis in Indonesia, including in the city of Yogyakarta.

Many conventional taxi drivers are now slamming the steering wheel because they are unable to survive the online taxi attack. The turmoil began to be felt since last 2016, when online taxis began to enter.

Conventional taxi driver, Waluyo admitted that he had been a taxi driver for 12 years. Before being attacked by an online taxi, he always paid a maximum of Rp. 300,000 per day. He can still bring home money at least Rp250,000 per day.

But since there are online taxis, Waluyo can only deposit Rp 125,000. Even so, the income brought home is at most only IDR 100,000.

“Not to mention the costs of other maintenance and repairs. Now it is difficult for a full set, income is very minimal, “said Daryanto in sharing Online Taxi Drivers in Yogyakarta on Monday (01/21/2019).

Another taxi driver, Daryanto said, deposits are always filled every day around IDR 300,000. He was still able to bring home money around Rp500,000. However, now the results obtained are far from expected. “It used to work for two or three days a day. Now one day’s work is only enough for a day, “he said.

The Chairman of the Pataga Taxi Association, Sujarwo Candra said, in accordance with the Governor’s Decree, there were 1,000 units of taxis in DIY. However, currently there are only around 600-700 units.

They have to compete tightly with online taxis which have been eroding their income for the past three years. “In the past when the economic crisis was just like a storm. “At the moment the threat is already like a tsunami, which is gone,” he said.

According to him, many taxi operators are losing money because they are unable to meet minimum needs, some even sell their assets with the increasing number of drivers coming out. “Now it is difficult to find passengers, it is also difficult to find a driver,” he said.

For this condition, Pataga plans to collaborate with Blue Bird through the Bluebird Comrade program. They are still owners and operations controlled by Blue Bird through CSR programs (corporate social responsibility).