The police said the annual Lebaran exodus — known locally as mudik — will begin in earnest on Thursday week (30/06) and reach its peak during the July 2-3 weekend. (JG Photo/Rezza Estily)
Bank Mandiri, BNI Expand E-Payment Services Ahead of Holiday Exodus
BY :MIKHAEL TAMOSEE
JUNE 15, 2016
Jakarta. With the upcoming holiday exodus, Bank Mandiri and Bank Negara Indonesia have expanded their electronic payment services to be available at various toll gates in Java.
Bank Mandiri's e-money service was introduced on Monday (13/06) on three highways, namely Cikopo-Palimanan (Cipali), Kanji-Pejagan, and Pejagan-East Brebes, making it easier for e-money users to travel from Jakarta to Brebes in Central Java.
According to Bank Mandiri corporate secretary Rohan Hafas, the lender hopes that e-money payments will help reduce traffic congestion at toll gates between the capital and East Java, which is the main route for travelers.
BNI's TapCash service was also launched on Monday for use at toll gates on five main highways, namely Cikampek, Purbaleunyi, Cipali, Palikanci, and Kanci-Pejagan.
BNI corporate secretary Kiryanto believes that with TapCash, the lender can help accelerate payment services on the five main toll roads used by travelers during the annual exodus.
He also stated that BNI is ready to support any collaboration with highway developers, and other banks that offer electronic payments, in order to make toll payments more convenient.
Mandiri's e-money service is currently available on 22 toll roads operated by Jasa Marga. This includes the Jakarta Outer Ring Road and Purbaleunyi. The bank's electronic payment service is also available for use on public transport such as the TransJakarta busway and KAI Commuter Jabodetabek trains, and at various shops.
BNI's TapCash service can also be used for payment of public transportation, including on the Kualanamu airport train in Medan, North Sumatra, and supported merchants across the Greater-Jakarta area.