Merak, Banten (ANTARA) - Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy has lauded the implementation of e-ticket sales through the Ferizy app managed by state ferry operator PT ASDP Indonesia Ferry.

"The e-ticketing is amazing, and the majority of travelers who are crossing (on ferry) have used e-ticketing," he said while reviewing Eid al-Fitr exodus transportation at Merak Port, Banten, on Wednesday.

The purchase of tickets through the Ferizy app has smoothened ferry crossings from Merak Port in Java to Bakauheni Port on Sumatra Island, he added.

According to him, public compliance with the travel provisions is increasing as ASDP has carried out digital transformation in ticket sales.

Another factor that has resulted in smooth ferry crossings has been the separation of vehicles, with passengers with motorcycles crossing at Ciwandan Port in Cilegon, Banten, the minister said. Meanwhile, this year, Merak Port is only accommodating passengers riding cars and buses for ferry crossings.

"I ask the public to not come to the port without carrying a ticket," he said.

On the same occasion, president director of PT ASDP, Ira Puspadewi, said that there would be no more on-site or go-show ticket sales at ports.

She urged prospective passengers to prepare for the day of departure and avoid being late by checking in two hours earlier.

"Ticket sales through the app have reached 100 percent," she added.

She also praised travelers who leave early and show up with tickets at the ports.

She asked for the cooperation of passengers to follow the date and time stated on their tickets.

Travelers who arrive at the port without a ticket are being asked to leave. For their own convenience, travelers are being advised not to buy tickets from scalpers.

Apart from the Ferizy app, travelers can buy ferry tickets at retail stores such as minimarkets.

Ticket payments can be made via bank transfer, e-wallet, retail stores, internet banking, and other modes.

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