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E-Card Goes Live

Prime Minister Voreqe Baini­marama yesterday launched the e-Transport card system at the Suva Bus Station. Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the initiative was a way of mod­ernising
02 Oct 2017 12:21
E-Card Goes Live
A deserted Nausori Town on Tuesday May 18, 2021. Nadali is located less than 10 minutes drive away from the town. Photo: Leon Lord

Prime Minister Voreqe Baini­marama yesterday launched the e-Transport card system at the Suva Bus Station.

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the initiative was a way of mod­ernising Fiji with the usage of tech­nologies.

He said Government was working closely with the financial institu­tions to have that level of connectiv­ity and a more cashless society. It will also bring a lot of accountabil­ity and transparency.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum also highlight­ed that once the e-Ticketing of om­nibuses worked well, there would be abilities to move onto minibuses, taxis and ferries between the Is­lands so we have one mode of payment for fares.

There won’t be any need to carry a lot of cash.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum acknowledged the sponsors and all the teams that worked behind the success of the project.

Acting chief executive for Voda­fone Fiji Ronald Prasad said the e- Transport was safe, secure and easy to use.

“The platform provides better ac­countability and visibility over daily takings, helps reduce pilferage and provides information that can be analysed and used to improve services that will benefit stakehold­ers and the industry,” he said.

Vodafone has 24/7 teams work­ing behind the scene to ensure that there is minimal to no inconven­ience caused by the transition.There are over 1200 top-up agent outlets around the country,

There are over 1200 top-up agent outlets around the country,

“The entire process will remain the same, except that you will now tap the card to transact as opposed, to handling over cash to the driver.”

Head of Vodafone E-Commerce and Corporate Affairs Shailendra Prasad also commented saying that Vodafone was also working towards topping-up e-Transport cards via M-Paisa.

He said it might be active from Jan­uary next year.

Mr Prasad added that it was not an easy work to get the project done.

To get more information on e- Transport, you can visit any Voda­fone outlet or dial 124 for FREE.

For details of the nearest e-card top-up agents you can dial *134#

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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