JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – A number of online taxi drivers objected to the expansion of odd-even areas that touch a number of streets of the capital, including Jalan HR Rasuna Said.
One of them, Haryadi (43), an online taxi driver who has worked for a year. He admitted that he used to wait for passengers in the area of Imperium Tower, Kuningan.
However, if even oddly applied, he must get out of Jalan HR Rasuna Said when the odd date because the car is plated.
“I always wait around here from the Tower of Imperium or KPK .. If odd-even means I have to move to another place if the odd date,” said Haryadi when met Kompas.com in Menara Imperium, Kuningan, South Jakarta, Monday (2 / 7/2018).
Haryadi said that his livelihood is only as an online taxi driver. If this rule is really enforced, he believes his income will drop dramatically.
“I am just a driver, the installment of this car is not paid off yet, if the rules are really the way, I’m sure my income is lessened,” he said.
Haryadi hopes, this policy is reviewed by the government so as not to harm one party, especially the taxi drivers online.
“I know this is for the Asian Games, but I hope this will not make our loss (taxi driver online) .Repeat it, maybe we can get through here,” said Haryadi.
The same thing also expressed Aryo (25), an online taxi driver who is also a student at one of the private universities in Jakarta.
Aryo claimed to work as an online taxi driver to increase income in order to pay his tuition fees.
“I know (even odd policy), yes I agree that although I know my income is decreasing, especially the rules until 9 pm,” said Aryo when met by Kompas.com in Tendean region.
Aryo admitted he often take passengers to Kuningan area, especially during lunch hour.
“If it’s lunch time I can go back and forth between Mampang-Plaza Festival and my license plate number is yes, if it’s an odd thing to move, it’s so unfortunate if the night is usually crowded tuh Kuningan area,” said Aryo.
This is the first day of an even odd-even expansion test in Jakarta. The trial will run until July 31, 2018 and odd-even policies will officially take effect from 1 August 2018 to 2 September 2018.
The number of road segments affected by odd-even expansions are as follows:
1. Road S Parman Road-Jalan Gatot Subroto-Jalan MT Haryono-DI Panjahitan-Jalan Ahmad Yani-to Simpang Coca Cola or Pioneer of Independence Cempaka Putih.
2. Artery Road Pondok Indah or on the intersection of Kartini intersection to Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.
3. Along Jalan Rasuna Said South Jakarta.
4. Road segment of Benyamin Sueb, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.