Virtaul nol card allows you use your phone for payment.
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveils ‘virtual nol card’ initiative at the ongoing GITEX 2019, holding from 6-10 October at the Dubai World Trade Center.
The innovation will enable smooth payment of public transport fare. It hopes to also ease the payment of parking fees, shopping at some retail outlets and refueling stations among others.
Visitors at GITEX trying the new application.
Muhammad Al Khayat, Director of Automated Fare Collection at RTA’S Corporate Technology Support Services Sector said, the application will be launched in the third quarter of 2020.
“We are keen to familiarize the public with this initiative for buying the virtual nol card and saving it in their mobile phones where they can top-up the card directly from their credit cards, which are saved in their phones. The NFC feature has to be enabled in smartphones of riders such that they can use the virtual nol card in paying fares for metro, bus, tram and marine transport services,” he added.
In light of Expo 2020, the application will help boost the government effort of making Dubai the smartest city in the world.
“Virtual nol is part of Digital nol Strategy 2018-2022 aimed at achieving the smart transformation of payment means and using advanced technologies in transit services,” concluded Al Khayat
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