Baku gradually passes to plastic cards payment on buses
On the 13th of January in Baku began a gradual transition to plastic cards payment on buses and people learned about it on the same day: no prior public consultation on how to use the new system of payment was made. The Ministry of Transport announced the preparation of transition to this system in September 2013, which was to be held in early 2011.
The new system of cashless fare is valid until only on buses number 10 and 95. By the end of February the payment card system will operate on 36 routes on which 650 buses run. Full transition to the new system is completed later this year, according to the Ministry of Transport. There are total of 217 bus routes in Baku. Daily on the line out over 2,800 buses. Special verifiers set 1000 of them.
The only operator of the card fare collection system on buses in Baku is JSC "Bank of Azerbaijan", which emitted for this purpose about 450,000 plastic cards MasterCard and booked another one million. Tackling the operator of the Ministry of Transport is made without tendering procedure.
Transport card can be purchased and fill in the branches "Bank of Azerbaijan", in retail kiosks with Logo "Yolkart", as well as in supermarkets, etc. the price of 2 manat. This is payable to the bearer of the card when you return it. The passenger every time should fill in the card by adding no less than one manat. New maps can also be used when traveling in the Baku Metro.
Passengers can get detailed information on the work card system on a specially created websites http://www.yolkart.az/ и http://www.transportcard.az/. --08D—