Ministry authorizes public transport providers to increase passenger capacity

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We ask all transport operators to socialize the new regulation, so that passengers can fully understand it.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Transport has authorized public transport providers to increase passenger capacity for domestic travel given the significant drop in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

“Passenger capacity for air transport has been authorized at over 70 percent,” ministry spokeswoman Adita Irawati said at an online press conference on “The regulation of domestic travel with the decline in COVID-19 cases, “accessible from here Thursday.

However, airlines are required to leave three rows of seats vacant as quarantine areas for passengers with symptoms of COVID-19, she informed.

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The maximum capacity of the airport terminals has also been set at 70% of the number of passengers during the peak period under normal conditions, she said.

Meanwhile, ground transportation in areas with Community Activity Restrictions Levels 3 and 4 (PPKM) can operate with a maximum passenger capacity of 70%, she added.

In regions applying PPKM Tier 1 and Tier 2, passenger capacity can be increased by up to 100%, said Irawati.

In addition, in areas subject to a PPKM Level 4 assessment, passenger capacity for maritime transport has been capped at 50 percent, she added.

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Meanwhile, capacity has been capped at 70 percent in PPKM Tier 3 areas and 100 percent in PPKM Tier 1 and 2 assessment areas, she informed.

In addition, the capacity of intercity trains was capped at 70%, while local city trains were allowed to run with a maximum passenger capacity of 50%, she said.

Electric rail cars in built-up areas can only operate with a maximum of 32% of the total number of passengers, Irawati informed.

“We call on all transport operators to socialize the new regulation, so that passengers can fully understand it,” she said.

The ministry also urged operators to always supervise the implementation of sanitary protocols in transport facilities by agents and passengers, she added.

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