E-ticketing system for buses launched
The Government’s electronic ticketing plans for buses in Fiji finally got off the ground today.
July 28, 2017 2:11 pm
From August 01, buses around the country will accept fare payments through the use of an “eTransport” card supplied by Vodafone Fiji.
Commuters will still be able to use cash until October 1, after which payments can only be made using the electronic card.
One valid photo ID and a completed registration form are needed to obtain the card from Vodafone outlets at no cost. The Ministry of Education will distribute cards to students through schools.
A “disposable” version of the card, aimed at tourists, is available without registration for $2.
Vodafone will provide the first replacement card also at no cost, however, subsequent replacement cards will cost $5. The minimum top up amount is $2.
Vodafone Fiji CEO, Pradeep Lal said the e-ticketing system was sourced from a reputable supplier and is in use in over 20,000 buses worldwide.
The mobile operator has imported 1700 terminals for buses and 1000 point of sale systems to be used for topping up the card.
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