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Jakarta Post

Transjakarta free-ride card registration to open at mayor's offices

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 31, 2018   /   12:38 pm
Transjakarta free-ride card registration to open at mayor's offices A Transjakarta bus picks up passengers at the Tosari bus stop on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Dec. 28. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Registration to obtain a Transjakarta free-ride card, dubbed the TJ card, will open for residents under certain categories on Feb. 5 at  mayor 's offices across Jakarta, city-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta has announced.

Those eligible for the free service, including those aged 60 and older, disabled residents and those from low-income households, will not be required to visit Transjakarta headquarters in Cawang, East Jakarta, to register for the program.

Transjakarta president director Budi Kaliwono said the registration period would be extended to March 31 owing to the high demand for the cards.

Eligible individuals were previously only required to show their IDs to Transjakarta crew at bus stops to use the service for free.

Transjakarta obliged the use of a TJ card for free rides beginning on Jan. 16.

According to Gubernatorial Decree No. 26/2017 on free Transjakarta bus services, recipients should meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible for a TJ card:  older than 60 years old, is disabled, is a veteran, possesses a Social Protection Card (KPS), is a Thousand Islands resident, is a mosque caretaker, a teacher of early childhood education programs (PAUD), a jumantik (mosquito larvae controller), is a police officer or is a member of the Indonesian Military (TNI).

Applicants are required to bring copies of their ID cards and family cards, as well as recent photographs to register for the program. (vny)