Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Our silence does not mean agreement. Please note the fate of manual electric train (KRL) economy. Our heat better than the cold but the prices are strangled. We are ordinary people, not the people who always got incredible air.
Outpouring of KRL passengers economic heart emblazoned on one of the rooms on the second floor office of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), Salemba, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (03/27/2013). Some union representatives KRL passengers from Bekasi and Serpong economy were present in YLBHI.
"We've asked for an explanation to the PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), is also a demo. However, our objections not be heard, "said Tari, employee private company incorporated in the Union of Passenger and Freight Users KRL Economy Hiking Bekasi and Jakarta City.
Anto, private contractors working economy-class KRL users of Bekasi, said the passenger train is not air-conditioned was not asking too much. They just asked for KRL economy rate of Rp 1,500 per person is not removed. They could not afford the ticket commuter line (CL) for USD $ 9000, which means six times the ticket price KRL same economic objectives, Bekasi-Manggarai.
Although there is a threat of safety when riding daily KRL dilapidated economy, the passengers did not flinch. In their minds, the desire to immediately get to work quickly and inexpensively so that no revenue loss that day was a top priority.
Teguh Priyatna (30), workers in the YLBHI said, every day, he and his workers are so rude porters to stall in the market, a loyal passenger KRL Serpong-Tanah Abang.
Teguh income and unskilled labor was not how. As well as Ayu, Serpong women from the stall in the Market Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta. In one day, Ayu only earn Rp 20,000-Rp 50,000.
"Wages depending on whether or not the merchandise sold in the store. To help us, the shopkeeper gives a round-trip fare of Rp 5,000 and an allowance of Rp 10,000, "he said.
Teguh added, for most passenger electric train, traveling by train should be connected again with another ride public transportation to get to the destination. This certainly requires a separate allocation. If you have to replace the CL, the fare certainly swell.
Violating Human Rights
Director Febi Yonesta LBH Jakarta said, as mandated by the Constitution of 1945, the government must manage the wealth of the country, including state-owned companies, and used as much as possible for the benefit of its people. On the other hand, the government was there to manage the country and especially to defend the little people. Why is now the policy of providing cheap transportation for the people actually crushed by the government.
"We do not want to be stuck in a chaotic between the Director General of Railways, Ministry of Transportation, state, and PT KAI. They are the government should think about the fate of its people, "said Febi.
Economist Faisal Basri said the government was already dissenter. For years, allowing the economy to operate without complying KRL security standards, the government is violating human rights.
"Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, SOE, Director General of Railways and Transport to PT KAI is now providing immediate duty KRL CL class at affordable prices. In any country, there are no trains that achieve a profit from the tickets. So it should be no subsidy and empowerment at PT KAI, "he said.
However, who knows how long KRL quality improvements realized. Yesterday evening, Teguh, Dancing, Anton, and hundreds of thousands of passengers still crowded carriages with doors that can not be closed again.
"When the night, light cars, many died. Darkness, "said Teguh.