Good news for all Noida residents and visitors! The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) on Monday issued a tender to hire an agency for launching ‘one city, one card’ smart card, before the 30km Noida-Greater Noida Metro link becomes operational by April 2018.
- The card will enable passengers to conduct cashless transactions for a wide array of services, including travel and shopping.
- This card will enable residents and visitors to use the metro and city bus services, pay parking charges, buy cinema tickets and do shopping.
- “Banks, along with a technology partner, will be appointed to develop the payment gateway for the ‘one city, one card’ project. The smart cards will be developed with an aim of providing an open-loop payment system that will enable multi-modal transport ticketing. The card will resemble an ATM card and commuters will be able to swipe it at the machines installed at metro stations,” an NMRC official said.
- The card can be used by commuters to travel on other modes of transport in the city — feeder services for the metro and the city bus service.