Jaklingko Issues Pay As You Go Feature During Account-Based Ticketing Trial
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - PT JakLingko Indonesia has been conducting a trial run for account-based ticketing (ABT) for Transjakarta. In its initial phase, Jaklingko released a Pay As You Go (PAYG) feature accessed on the JakLingko application.
"This September, PT Jaklingko Indonesia as the management of the JakLingko application and the organizer of integrated fare has been conducting ABT trial," said Corporate Secretary & Legal Group Head PT JakLingko Indonesia Kevin Haikal to Tempo today via WhatsApp.
Kevin explained that PAYG is an optional feature intended to ease the purchase of public transportation tickets in the JakLingko application using a QR code. Through PAYG, the users could forgo filling the "origin-destination" while purchasing a ticket using the application. "The experience of this PAYG feature will be similar to using a QR for Electronic Money Card issued by a bank," he said.
The ABT trial invited several transportation main stakeholders, namely the Jakarta Transportation Office, transportation operators, Bank Indonesia, and transportation experts.
According to Haikal, the trial run was conducted to test the PAYG feature for multimode trips using MRT Jakarta-Transjakarta-LRT Jakarta with an integrated fare. Integrated fare is a maximum fare scheme of Rp10,000/80 minutes issued by the provincial government of Jakarta.
"The plan is to hold the trial until October and invite several other stakeholders [to participate]," he concluded.
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