Azerbaijani ministry talks introduction of contactless payment in public transport in districts
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.25
A pilot project introducing the latest innovations in cashless payments for passenger transportation in Azerbaijan’s Shamakhi district, which is being implemented by the Information and Computing Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and High Technologies, can be successfully introduced in other districts if approved by the relevant authorities, the ministry told Trend.
“Changes are only taking place in a positive direction. Passengers with a salary card, pension card, bank cards supporting contactless technology will be able to use this system very easily,” the ministry said.
“Those who don’t have a card will receive a prepaid card provided by AzerTurkBank and will be able to use this service. The transition to electronic payments is likely to be gradual for some segments of the population, especially for the older generation,” noted the ministry.
“In case of filing an application, the Information and Computing Center can implement this system throughout the country. The system can be integrated into the payment system for all public transport,” added the ministry.