Grab Indonesia Starts Vehicle Road Worthiness Tests for GrabCar
Grab, the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia, has commenced the final operational licensing process for GrabCar’s partners in Jakarta, in accordance with prevailing laws and regulations, Decree of Minister of Transportation No. 35/2003.
Jakarta, May 19, 2016 – Grab, the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia, has commenced the final operational licensing process for GrabCar’s partners in Jakarta, in accordance with prevailing laws and regulations, Decree of Minister of Transportation No. 35/2003. Grab Indonesia, through its partner (Koperasi Jasa Persatuan Pengusaha Rental Indonesia, “PPRI”), started KIR (roadworthiness certification) tests for GrabCar vehicles on Monday, 16th May 2016. This is the last requirement prior to the issuance of Operational License for PPRI.
“We would like to express gratitude to the government for allowing our partner to be the first to start KIR tests for GrabCar. We are on track to fulfil all applicable regulations by the government’s deadline of 31 May. This is the first step towards a well-regulated ecosystem of complementary public transport services,” said Ridzki Kramadibrata, Managing Director for Grab Indonesia.
He added, “Grab is a local and legal entity in Indonesia, and we look forward to GrabCar being recognized as a long-term transport solution for Indonesia. We are working closely with our partner, the government and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that we can provide a safe and convenient transportation option that is accredited by law.”
As a technology platform, Grab partners with PPRI, a licensed third-party transportation provider, to offer the GrabCar service. PPRI has started submitting GrabCar partners’ vehicles to the Ministry of Transportation to undergo KIR tests. Starting from May 16th, the KIR tests for each individual vehicle are conducted by the Transportation Office of DKI Jakarta (“Dishub”) in batches.
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Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform. Grab solves critical transportation challenges and make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab began as a taxi-hailing app in 2012, but has expanded its core product platform to include private cars and motorbikes. Grab is focused on pioneering new commuting alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on convenience, safety and reliability. As part of its innovative culture, Grab is testing new services such as social carpooling, as well as last mile and food deliveries. Grab currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. For more information please visit: http://www.grab.com.
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