Payment cards in public transport will be applied not earlier issue of 0.5 million plastic cards

Go to the payment system for public transport by means of payment cards in Baku will take place this month. However, this requires the emission of at least 500 thousand plastic cards - said today Turan spokesman for the Ministry of Transport of Azerbaijan Namik Hasanov, without specifying the exact date of transition to a cashless form of payment for travel.

According to him, the cards are manufactured in Turkey, is selected by the operator of the project "Bank of Azerbaijan". Already produced are 200 thousand cards of the payment system "MasterCard". Price of the card may be 1 manat, and it is also valid for travel on the subway. They can be used to pay for goods and services, said the representative of the Ministry of Transport.

"The issue of providing benefits for bus fare - the prerogative of the bank", - Hasanov said, adding that the process of non-cash payment for travel on public transport can be held for 3-4 bank.

At the initial stage equipment for non-cash fare will be equipped with 500 buses operating on 29 routes. A total of Baku is 217 routes, and the number of buses is 2500. The transition to a cashless payment system All buses will be completed in 2014, Hasanov said.

Negotiations with the Ministry of Transport of carriers resulted in the fact that they have expressed a willingness to pay wages to drivers after the introduction of cashless payment system for running a 700-800 manats a month. - 08B-

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