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Grab launches 3-wheeler ride-hailing option in Jakarta

Grab has launched three-wheeler service in Jakarta in collaboration with the Jakarta Transportation Agency. Named GrabBajay, the option seeks to offer a “fast, safe, and comfortable” transportation experience when travelling through roads that are difficult to reach with four-wheeled vehicles, said a press release.

GrabBajay, which accommodates two people and goods, will also have a more “certain and affordable pricing scheme” for customers. Users can access GrabBajay by tapping the “GrabBike” icon on the Grab app main screen. GrabBajay is part of Grab’s commitment to provide hyperlocal daily transportation solutions that is aligned with the condition and needs of the city where it operates. Examples include the launch of GrabTukTuk and GrabThoneBane in Cambodia and Myanmar last year.

“As a technology company whose vision is to answer local transportation challenges in order to actualise the freedom of transportation for all Indonesians, we are very happy and thankful for the opportunity given by the Jakarta Transportation Agency to support the operations of the city’s most  iconic transportation vehicle as well as their programme in offering different options of transportation with GrabBajay,” said head of public affairs at Grab Indonesia,Tri Sukma Anreianno

Using eco-friendly gas-fueled vehicles, the initiative will also support the Indonesian government’s Langit Biru programme to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles. It is currently available at five main points spread across Central Jakarta, including Jakarta Kota Station, ITC Mangga Dua, Mangga Besar Station, Sawah Besar Station, and Pasar Baru. In the press release, head of road transport at Jakarta Transportation Agency, Massdes Aroufy said that he hopes the service can branch out to other local cities as well. Grab currently operates in 222 cities in Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke.

“We welcome Grab’s contribution in improving the local transportation service and opening up additional income opportunities with the technology owned by Grab. We really appreciate Grab’s initiative and hope this integrated collaboration will be sustainable so it can be one of the favorite choices of transportation for Jakarta citizens as well as tourists,” he added.

Grab has been enabling micro-entrepreneurs who work in the informal sector to increase their income potential and improve their quality of life by becoming drivers. To date, it supports more than five million micro-entrepreneurs through its platform.

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