State Bank of India (SBI) – country’s largest commercial bank – and Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (Maha Metro) has launched contactless co-branded prepaid card, ‘MAHA Card’ for travelers to facilitate Tap-and-Go payments at Nagpur Metro stations. The card comes with a dual interface (EMV chip) with stored value functionality for a secure, convenient and seamless payment process.
Metro commuters can avail MAHA Card by applying at the counter in metro stations. Commuters will be required to fill in basic information in the application form followed by authenticating one-time PIN received on their mobile number. Once the application process is over, the commuter has to pay a minimal amount of Rs. 150/- as one-time card issuance fee and lastly, top-up the card with a minimum of Rs. 100/- and in multiples of Rs. 100/- with a maximum of Rs. 2,000/- for seamless traveling in the metro.
MAHA Card comes with a unique feature of stored value balance which can execute off-line transactions across Nagpur Metro stations. Commuters have to tap their MAHA Card at the entry gate to the platform and after completing the journey the card needs to be tapped again at the exit gate of the destination station. The fare amount of the journey will be automatically debited after the exit tap from the stored value balance on the card. The commuters can check MAHA card balance on the Ticket Readers (TRs) installed at metro stations.
- Tap-and-Go payments at Nagpur Metro stations
- A secure and convenient method of payment
- Simplified process to procure and use the card
Payment features and benefits of the card:
- Cashless travel in Nagpur Metro
- Purchase of tickets and store passes for Metro travel needs
- Chip-protection to ensure better security for card
- Easy to use Tap-and-Go functionality
SBI has implemented Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system as a consortium leader along with its AFC (SC Soft) and System Integrator (Aurionpro) partners for Nagpur Metro Project.
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