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Jakarta Post

LinkAja sinks teeth into QR code commuting

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, July 5, 2019   /  06:30 pm
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A user shows the e-money LinkAja platform on her smartphone.(tribunnews.com/File)

Jakarta commuters and those in other cities can soon expect their fare-payment experience to improve as state-owned digital payment service LinkAja pushes its QR code-based system into the transportation sector. LinkAja CEO Danu Wicaksana explained that its recent integration with the sector could help ease long lines and other inconveniences for users of conventional public transportation. Such a strategy, he added, would also help to differentiate the system from other e-money systems in the industry. “Our experience in penetrating the country’s transportation system has proven that people are not only looking for discounts but also convenience,” Danu told reporters in LinkAja headquarters on Thursday. He cited his company's recent partnership with state-owned railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) to integrate the cashless service for Prambanan Ex...