QR Code Based Payment Will Soon be Available in Jakarta's MRT

Partners with Ovo, LinkAja, and Dana. Gopay is still on progress

Prayogo Ryza - 4 November 2019

Jakarta's PT Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is to provide QR code payment next year. At first, the innovation arises of the partnership with three mobile payment services, Ovo, LinkAja, and Dana.

"To date, three e-payment service providers have partnered up and the mechanism is through a beauty contest," Head of Jakarta's PT MRT, William Sabandar said.

The QR Code that integrates with Jakarta's MRT app is to be launched in January 2020. The QR code is to be available at the MRT station's gate in/out. Their team has also prepared the QR code to be optimized, it comes with a briefing schedule since December 2019. In addition, Jakarta's MRT will also launch the multi-trip card in November.

"Currently, only single-trip card available. We're processing the license with Bank Indonesia to publish the payment card," he added.

The QR code payment is a part of the innovation in the payment sector. Bank Indonesia was previously announced QRIS (QR Code Indonesian Standard) supporting payment through server-based e-money, e-wallet, and mobile banking using code unification. The regulation is to start running throughout Indonesia by 2020.

Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian

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