Tariff Hike; Gojek, Grab Pledge to Set Up More Shelters



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - In line with the increase in online ojek tariff that will take effect for all Indonesian regions on September 2, the ride-hailing app firms Gojek and Grab have pledged to open up more shelters as an effort to curb congestion in Jakarta and its vicinity areas.

    “We will coordinate with provincial administration and institutions to construct more shelters in several priority points,” said Grab Indonesia’s Head of Strategy and Planning Tirza R. Munusamy in the Transportation Ministry office, Central Jakarta, Thursday, August 29.

    Tirza stopped short of detailing the number of shelters his company planned to construct this year. However, the project will be adjusted to mobility development or driver’s traffic.

    So far, the Malaysian-based unicorn had 90 shelters across Jakarta Greater Area and 30 shelters in 10 other big cities. It eyed strategic places for their shelter construction, such as stations, office spaces, up to shopping centers.

    Meanwhile, Go-Jek’s Public Policy and Government Relations head Panji Winantey Ruky was also reluctant to mention the total figure of his company’s available shelters. He asserted that the Indonesian first decacorn had built some in areas prone to congestion.

    “One of our shelters is located in Dukuh Atas, in cooperation with PT MRT and Jakarta administration,” he said.

    Transportation Ministry earlier today announced that the new tariff of online ojek will be valid in 224 operational areas of Grab and 221 operational areas of Gojek starting September 2 as agreed by the two applicators, said the ministry’s director-general of land transportation Ahmad Yani.