Saturday, October 13, 2012

RTA launches payment of public transport fare by mobile phone service

A new system is to be launched for paying for public transport with your smart phone

Dubai: Matar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced a new smart phone payment service for public transport fares.

Dubai Metro Bus  

The system, to be showcased at Gitex 2012, will be operational by mid 2013.
Customers will be able to pay fares for Dubai Metro, public buses and the water bus through the new system.
The contactless technology, where the mobile phone is passed over sensors mounted on the access gates, is to be the first of its kind in the Middle East.
“The new service enables public transport users to pay their fares through the e-payment portal, top-up their Nol accounts electronically, and query about their balances through the phone,” Al Tayer said.

Gulf News

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