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What You Need to Know About Jak Lingko

What You Need to Know About Jak Lingko

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The Jakarta administration has officially changed the name of its one-fare public transportation system from OK OTrip (One Card One Trip) to Jak Lingko. According to Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan explained that the word Lingko was taken from farm irrigation system used in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. The system resembles a spiders web with an interconnection of water flow. The name is considered can really represent the kind of system that used. Jak Lingko aims to connect various buses in the city using one fare.

The program’s name may have changed, but the system remains the same. It allows passengers to use angkot (public minivan) and then move on to Transjakarta buses or vice versa for one flat fare of Rp 5,000 within a span of three hours. In the scheme, angkot drivers are paid based on the distance they cover, regardless of the number of passengers they carry.

Starting December last year, the transportation system accept only Jak Lingko or OK Otrip electronic card payments. Jak Lingko will also expand its network to rail-based modes of transportation, such as commuter line, MRT, and the Light Rapid Transit (LRT). Further information about Jak Lingko can be found on PT Transjakarta’s official websites http://transjakarta.co.id/faq-jak-lingko.