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Public e-ticketing services tout online bus, ferry bookings for 'mudik'

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, March 19, 2020   /  02:54 pm
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Passengers disembark the KM Kelimutu ahead of Idul Fitri on June 5, 2019 at the Jamrud Utara pier of Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya, East Java.(Antara/Didik Suhartono)

The government and public transportation companies have launched online booking systems for purchasing bus and ferry tickets for the upcoming Idul Fitri holiday in May. The Transportation Ministry has developed the Dipass (Digital Passengers) online booking platform for desktop and mobile, specially for buying bus tickets from multiple bus operators offering a variety of scheduled routes to many destinations across the country. The Dipass mobile app is available on Google Play Store for Android phones. “As many as  37 bus companies have already joined the app, with 4,000 buses available for passengers. Bus operators that do not have an e-ticketing system are not on the system yet, [but] we will facilitate them,” the ministry’s road transportation director, Ahmad Yani, said during the launch of the application on...