The head of the Toll Road Management Agency (BPJT), Herry Trisaputra Zuna, revealed that starting in October, payment for toll roads will no longer be possible with cash. Instead they will implement a payment system that uses electronic money (e-money).
“Some areas will have a head start, depending on their readiness, such as Bali which will be effective on October 1,” Herry said, as quoted by Detik.
Meanwhile, the Jabodetabek (Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Tangerang-Bekasi) area will implement the e-money only payment system starting October 31. To further encourage people to switch from using cash to e-money, they will give a 10% discount off the toll tariffs when drivers pay using e-money. According to Merdeka, in Bali the discount will be effective from September 4 starting from 6 am and will last until September 10 at 9 pm. In Jabodetabek area, the discount is effective from August 28 to September 3.
“The intention of the 10% discount is to encourage the public to start using e-money,” said Dwimawan Heru, AVP Corporate Communication of toll road operator PT Jasa Marga. “This is in line with our mission to implement 100 percent e-money transactions on all toll roads starting October 2017.” However, they will still have a cash-only booth which will only be open when there are long queues of cars.
Drivers who use e-Toll, e-money (Mandiri), Brizzi (BRI), TapCash (BNI), Blink (BTN), and Flazz (BCA) can get the discount in the designated time period.