India transport operator Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd. has launched a smart transit card for commuters traveling on the region’s bus system, according to ISO&Agent.
The agency began a six-month trial and August 2010 followed by a soft and silent launch in January 2012. The card is available now for a nonrefundable fee of 25 rupees ($.50 US cents) and allows commuters to travel for up to 100 minutes on one bus, for the minimum fare.
For travels longer than that, any additional funds are deducted on the swipe made as the commuter exits from the bus.
The district will enforce a fine of 100 rupees (USD $2.00) for commuters entering a bus station without swiping their card. Replacement cards will cost an additional 25 rupees.
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