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Go-Jek CEO Responds to Govt Regulation on Taxi Fares and Quota
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Go-Jek, Nadiem Makarim. TEMPO/Nurdiansah
Thursday, 12 October, 2017 | 10:04 WIB
Go-Jek CEO Responds to Govt Regulation on Taxi Fares and Quota

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Go-Jek Founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim responded to the government’s plan on imposing regulations for the application based taxi-hailing services regarding its area of operation, fare, and quota.

Nadiem said that the Transportation Ministry should only regulate the fares of app-based taxi services to make it competitive with conventional taxi services. “It would be difficult [to regulate] its quota. I personally disagree on a restricted quota,” said Nadiem on Wednesday, October 11.

He explained that the transportation business is currently thriving in several Indonesian regions. The company’s market share in West Java is also starting to grow larger. “The government must introduce a fair regulation.”

Go-Jek will continue to support what the government decides to do in managing the existence of app-based and conventional taxi services. Although, according to Nadiem, the government should avoid imposing restrictions for app-based taxis to operate in every region.

The West Java Provincial Government imposed a ban on app-based taxi hailing services on Tuesday, October 10, which includes Go-Jek services. The restriction was introduced following a string of protests from public transport drivers and to avoid further clashes that have happened in the past.

App-based taxi hailing services in West Java are forced to oblige to a mandatory halt that will last for four days until October 13. Nadiem regrets that there are still rejections against app-based services in several regions. He reasons that services such as Go-Jek help the economy.

 

Imam Hamdi

 



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