Indian Railways (IR), the state-owned railway company of India, is looking to introduce an Oyster-style contactless transport ticketing card in Mumbai and Delhi, according to NDTV.
IR has already started converting its railway ticketing smart card into a city transport card that can used for several modes of transportation. According to NDTV, IR has already begun testing the technology on the Delhi Metro.
IR’s railway card, called the Automatic Ticket Vending Machine (ATVM) card, has already seen acceptance among Mumbai’s seven million commuters, says NDTV.
“In Delhi, the ATVM system is being introduced with the capability of multiple applications being supported, and CRIS is collaborating with the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation on this,” Madhav Pathak, managing director of New Delhi’s Center for Railway Information Systems, told NDTV.
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