PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) is implementing a non-cash payment system on the South Sumatra Light Rail Transit (LRT) in stages as a form of support for the Non-Cash National Movement. The system will initially be deployment at one of the stations – the Ampera LRT Station, with cash still being accepted at the other 12 stations. Eventually, passengers will be required to use an Electronic Money Card (KUE) or LinkAja as a means of payment. Five national banks namely PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk (BNI), PT Bank Mandiri Tbk (Bank Mandiri), PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA), PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk (BRI) and Bank Sumsel Babel will also support the deployment of the Electronic Money Card (KUE).
The South Sumatra LRT registered approximately 1,400,000 passengers at the end of November 2021. As of now, 95 per cent of the passengers purchase tickets in cash, with only 5 using non-cash tickets. KAI is progressively encouraging customers to transition to non-cash payments using the cashless payment initiative at the Ampera LRT station.