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Jak Lingko sees jump in card sales

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 12, 2018   /   04:49 pm
Jak Lingko sees jump in card sales Rows of public minivans in Grogol, West Jakarta. (Warta Kota/Angga Bhagya Nugraha)

A total of 131,787 Jak Lingko cards have been sold from December 2017 to November 2018. The cards allow commuters to enjoy Jakarta's one-fare public transportation system, which is still in the pipeline.

"In August 2018, 9,503 cards were sold. The number went up three-fold in November to 27,235," bus operator PT Transjakarta finance director Wilfizon Yuza said on Tuesday as reported by tempo.co.

Yuza said the cards are part of an integrated payment system between the transportation modes under Jak Lingko, which would cover angkot (public minivans), Transjakarta buses, the MRT, light rapid transit (LRT) and commuter trains (KCI).

To support the integration, city-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta is currently in talks with city-owned PT MRT Jakarta and PT LRT to create an electronic fare collection (EFC) system, Yuza said.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan changed the system's name from OK-OTRIP to Jak Lingko in October. The word lingko comes from a farm irrigation system used in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, which makes use of interconnected water flow.

The name is expected to represent the integration of the city's transportation system. (ars)