Greater Jakarta bans ‘ojek’ from transporting passengers: Agency

first_imgThe regional administrations in the Greater Jakarta area have decided to prohibit app-based ride-hailing ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers from transporting passengers during a partial lockdown despite a new ministerial regulation saying otherwise.  Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had announced earlier that ride-hailing ojek were not allowed to transport passengers and were only permitted to transport goods while large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) were in effect in the capital, in accordance with Health Ministry Regulation No. 9/2020 on PSBB implementation guidelines.However, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who is also the acting transportation minister, then issued Transportation Ministerial Regulation No. 18/2020 on transportation management to prevent COVID-19 transmission. The regulation stipulates that ride-hailing ojek were permitted to transport passengers, in direct opposition to the health minister’s decision.Read also: App-based motorcycle taxis can take passengers if regional government allowsThe policy has created confusion among the public and prompted the Transportation Ministry to relax the regulation to allow individual regional governments to make adjustments. Other than Jakarta, the Health Ministry has also granted PSBB status to Bogor, Bekasi and Depok in West Java and Tangerang and South Tangerang in Banten.  Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) chairperson Polana B. Pramesti said in a statement that all regional heads who attended a virtual meeting with the agency on Monday had agreed with the Health Ministry’s policy.She said that those present at the meeting had also agreed to synchronize their regions’ transportation policies to avoid further confusion. Each region would formulate a policy that catered to their unique needs, Polana added.Under the PSBB, public transportation in Greater Jakarta will operate daily from 6 a.m to 6 p.m., with all services adhering to the COVID-19 health protocol to prevent the further spread of the infectious disease.“The bottom line is that we are not suspending public transportation, but limiting its operational hours and [passenger capacity],” Polana said.Editor’s note: The article has been updated for clarity.Topics :last_img read more

Warriors take 2-0 Finals lead against Cavs

first_imgTHE Golden State Warriors took control of the NBA Finals after seeing off reigning champions the Cleveland Cavaliers in game two last night.Steph Curry and Kevin Durant upstaged LeBron James again in Sunday’s 132-113 victory at Oracle Arena as the Warriors claimed a 2-0 series lead.Reminiscent of last season’s Finals – after James’ men fell 3-1 behind before rallying to clinch their first championship – the Cavs head back to Cleveland for game three on Wednesday.With head coach Steve Kerr on the sidelines for the first time since the opening round of the playoffs after overcoming back problems, Curry and Durant gave the boss plenty to smile about as the Warriors improved their flawless record in the postseason to 14-0.Reigning MVP Curry posted the first triple-double of his playoff career with 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, while Durant had 33 points and 13 rebounds in a double-double display.Klay Thompson contributed 22 points for the Warriors, who used their explosive offence to suffocate Cleveland’s usually stingy defence.James huffed and puffed for the Cavaliers, but he was unable to prevent consecutive defeats in Oakland in front of Barcelona star Neymar, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.The three-time champion put up 29 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds as he tied Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in NBA Finals history.Kevin Love scored 27 points and Cavs team-mate recorded 19 of his own. (Omnisport)last_img read more