The Mumbai Metro One, Axis Bank and RuPay today launched ‘ONE MUMBAI’ Smart Card, designed to ensure smooth contactless and cashless travel for Mumbaikars on Monday. This smart card will ensure multipurpose use - from metro travel to day-to-day spends.
According to the Reliance Infra led Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), this card is an open loop, contactless with all in one multi-utility use for travel, e-commerce and retail spends etc. It can be used for the day-to-day shopping needs of Mumbaikars including groceries, fuel, dining, utility bills etc. apart from using it to travel in the Metro.
Col. Shubhodoy Mukherjee, CEO, MMOPL, said, "We are delighted to launch the 'ONE MUMBAI' Smart Card for Mumbaikars, continuing with our tradition of providing world-class services. We expect this card to be used by all travellers and become popular amongst Mumbaikars who pay digitally."
MMOCL stated that post lockdown related resumption of operations on October 19 last year this project caught momentum. Accordingly, required Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) infrastructure was setup at metro stations. Extensive software and process testing was conducted in sync with Axis Bank and RuPay at AFC lab along with technology partner PayCraft. After extensive and successful testing of the card the service was launched.
Sanjeev Moghe, EVP and Head, Cards and Payments, Axis Bank, commented, that this collaborated effort with Mumbai Metro One will provide commuters with a unique and seamless payments experience, reducing the need for a customer to carry multiple cards. "We are confident that ‘One Mumbai Smart Card’ will give commuters further encouragement as India makes rapid strides towards becoming a ‘less-cash’ economy," he added.