The Jakarta Post
City-owned bus operator Transjakarta will no longer accept cash for the purchase or top-up of e-money cards at all stations starting Thursday.
PT Transjakarta spokesperson Nadia Diposanjoyo said the policy was to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 through cash.
"Starting Thursday, we will suspend all forms of transactions using cash, including for e-money top-up activities and purchasing cards, at all Transjakarta stations," Nadia said in a written statement on Wednesday.
She reminded all passengers to ensure there is enough balance in their e-money cards before using Transjakarta bus services.
Passengers who want to top-up e-money cards at bus stations may do so using debit cards.
Top-up services using debit cards at all Transjakarta stations are valid for all electronic debit cards including BCA, BNI, Mandiri, BRI and DKI Bank.
Top-ups can also be done through ATMs, or at the nearest minimarket, or through the Jakarta administration's Jak Lingko vending machines at several stations including the Blok M, Senayan, Dukuh Atas, Bundaran HI, Harmoni and Tanah Abang stations.
Indonesia has recorded 227 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday. Nineteen of the cases have been fatal, with 12 deaths from the disease recorded in Jakarta alone. (aly)