The Jakarta MRT. Photo: YouTube.

An official of PT MRT Jakarta, the metro rail system for the Indonesian capital, has stated that passengers will be allowed to eat and drink while breaking fast during Ramadan.

Muhammad Effendi, the operations and maintenance director of PT MRT Jakarta, said the regulation prohibiting passengers from eating and drinking inside trains and stations will be lifted during the Islamic holy month, The Jakarta Post reported.

While passengers will be able to break fast onboard trains, they are discouraged from disposing of waste inside trains.

The trains will make announcements to notify passengers 30 minutes before the time for breaking fast. The train company also anticipates a rise in the number of passengers wanting to pray inside train stations.

Ramadan is Islam’s holy month during which Muslims all over the world take part in fasting from dawn to sunset.

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