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Integrated payment card for MRT, LRT, Transjakarta in preparation

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 14, 2018   /   07:29 pm
Integrated payment card for MRT, LRT, Transjakarta in preparation Journalists take part in the trial of an MRT train running from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to Lebak Bulus in Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Wendra Ajistyatama)

The Jakarta administration is currently preparing an integrated payment card to be used on the MRT, light rail transit (LRT) and Transjakarta bus systems.

The head of Jakarta's economic bureau, Sri Haryati, said charges would be paid through an electronic fare collection (EFC) system.

To support the integration, which is expected to comprise not only payments  but also management, the administration is to establish a joint venture involving the three transportation enterprises, namely PT MRT Jakarta, PT LRT Jakarta and PT Transjakarta.

“The payments would be through EFC. We have decided to establish a joint venture,” she said on Thursday.

She added that the administration had been discussing the draft of a gubernatorial decree about the EFC management.

Sri expressed hope that the MRT and LRT fares would be announced soon.

The administration has yet to decide the fares for the MRT, which is scheduled to commence operations in March 2019, but the MRT management has suggested they be between Rp 8,500 (57 US cents) and Rp 10,000.

Meanwhile, the LRT is also expected to commence operations in 2019. (sau)