MahaMetro on Thursday dedicated Maha Card to the city by handing over the first card to first citizen of Nagpur Mayor; Ms Nanda Jichkar. At a small function at Metro’s Civil Lines office held on Thursday morning, MahaMetro Managing Director; Dr Brijesh Dixit presented the card to Ms Jichkar.
The card was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis, Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and State Bank of India Chairperson; Arundhati Bhattacharya at a glittering ceremony on September 30, 2017.
Giving information of the card, Executive Director Telecom; MahaMetro; Vinod Agrawal said it’s a pre-paid card and it does not need to be swiped. It comes with various offers like flat 10 per cent discount on all the transactions and further attractive cash back on transactions between Rs 1000 and Rs 1500. It can be for used buying the tickets. This would save time and avoid the tedious exercise of standing in long ticket queues, Agrawal informed. The card comes at a cost of Rs 100 and a person will have to make a deposit of minimum Rs 100 to use it.
Its use would be expanded in future wherein the card could be used at all the commercial establishments, merchandise at Metro railway stations. The effort is to make it as a debit card where a person can carry out wide operations, he said. Maha Card would be available at all the stations of Metro and select branches of State Bank of India. It can also be used to pay water bills, electricity bills, at bus depots and various other utility services. The card could be recharged at ticket vending machines.
Ms Jichkar said the card would certainly encourage a large number of people to use Metro besides availing exciting offers.
Dr Dixit said the card is a sophisticated instrument loaded with all the modern features. In future its reach would be expanded to national and further international level. It can also be linked to Aadhar card.
Also present on the occasion were MahaMetro Director; Rolling Stock and Systems; Sunil Mathur, Director Finance; S Sivmathan, General Manager; Administration; Anil Kokate and other senior officials.