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E-ticketing and tracking platform launched in Indonesia

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The Jabodetabek Transportation Management Agency (BPTJ), under The Ministry of Transportation, launched an e-ticketing system and tracking application for transportation users at Jatijajar Terminal.

Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, was confident that the system would reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in transportation facilities and infrastructure, especially in the Jabodetabek area.

As transportation was the lifeblood of the country’s economy, Minister Budi urged all levels of the Ministry of Transportation as well as the public to continue to apply health protocols diligently and remain optimistic about living in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Public transportation is the primary means of commuting for Indonesians so it is necessary to implement more stringent health protocols; one way of doing this is by creating technology-based systems.

“With the use of this technology, we hope to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, one of which is by using an E-ticketing system and a transport tracking application. We must immediately apply this system in the use of public transportation, “said the Minister of Transportation Budi.

In the circumstances created by the pandemic, the government and society at large must be able to adapt to the new normal and better cope with new habits and systems. This could be done primarily by optimising technology.

The E-ticketing platform is an electronic system that offers digital services with three main features: Check-in AKAP (Inter City Between Provinces) and Check-in AKDP (Inter City Within Province); both these function to print tickets or boarding passes and GO SHOW, which is a ticket purchase feature on vending machines.

The Track Trans platform is an application developed for the community using transportation, especially in the Jabodetabek area to monitor the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the area they are in, in the area they are going to, in the vehicle they will be riding in and along the road route they would be taking.

“If we do not comply with health protocols properly in public transportation facilities and infrastructure, it is possible for the transmission to occur by touching of inanimate objects such as tickets, cash and other forms of direct transactions. Meanwhile, the tracing application is able to monitor the risk of COVID transmission around our area, “explained the Minister of Transportation.

The minister was highly appreciative of the field officers who served non-stop even in the midst of a pandemic – officers in the land, sea, air and rail transportation sectors.

“I sincerely appreciate the field officers who are always at the forefront of serving the community in the midst of a pandemic, guarding the transportation route with a very high risk to ensure safe, comfortable and hygienic transportation. They also monitor the implementation of health protocols. So it is appropriate for us to give our appreciation to these front guard officers,” said the Minister of Transportation Budi.

We must continue to be enthusiastic and optimistic that we can get through this pandemic period. Of course, by not being tired of implementing health protocols, we are also aligned in improving the community’s economy through transportation, Budi was quoted as saying.

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