Smart Card

  • Railways launches 'Go India' smart card for train journeys August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to reduce transaction time at booking counters, Railways launched 'Go India' smart card to enable passengers to pay for tickets for long or short distance journeys in reserved and unreserved class including suburban service. Launched by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, the smart card can be used...
  • Railways launches Go-India smart card July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As smart cards are increasingly becoming popular among the people, the Railways has now launched Go-India Smart Card. Introduced as a pilot project, this value proposition would cover 11 stations of the New Delhi-Mumbai and New Delhi-Kolkata sections spread over six Zonal Railways. New Delhi has been identified as...
  • Bihar mulls introducing e-shakti cards for PDS June 24, 2014

    Laying stress on application of Information Technology for transparency in subsidised foodgrain distribution, Bihar is planning to make available grains to beneficiaries through PDS outlets on the basis of e-shakti smart cards. State food minister Shyam Rajak on Tuesday directed the state food corporation and Beltron (Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation...
  • Metro train smart cards can soon be used in DTC buses April 22, 2014

    Passengers will soon be able to use the metro train smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS. Delhi government's long pending proposal in this regard has been approved by the Lt Governor following which the proposal has been sent to the Election Commission for clearance. According...
  • Delhi Metro train smart cards can soon be used in DTC buses April 22, 2014

    Passengers will soon be able to use the metro train smart cards to travel in DTC buses and cluster buses run by DIMTS. Delhi government's long pending proposal in this regard has been approved by the Lt Governor following which the proposal has been sent to the Election Commission for clearance. According...
  • Soon, Bihar prisoners to get multi-purpose smart card January 26, 2013

    Patna: Bihar will issue a multi-purpose smart card - a first of its kind in the country - to more than 33,000 prisoners in its 56 jails, an official said on Friday. Inspector General (Prisons) Anand Kishore said that Bihar would be the first state to issue such smart cards to...
  • Delhi: Metro smart cards may soon be used in buses February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Very soon, Delhi Metro commuters can use their 'smart cards' for travel in DTC and cluster bus services in the city that would eventually be integrated with the national common mobility card. The step would help commuters use all kinds of transport in the city with one single card...
  • Mumbai: RTO opens two hours earlier for Sachin December 6, 2011

    New Delhi: If cricket is a religion in India, then Sachin Tendulkar would be God. And it appears that officials -- be it civic body or otherwise -- are ready to go an extra mile to please the God of cricket. After officials tried to waive the tax on the...
  • Beat terror: First coastal security smart cards ready February 22, 2009

    Alibaug: Four villages from Maharashtra have been selected by the Centreal government to get smart card, a sources said. From Alibaug Taluka a village namely Aawaz has been selected, the source said. Central Government has decided to issue smart card to the villagers mainly from coastal area of the...
  • Haryana to replace ration cards with smart cards August 29, 2008

    Chandigarh, Haryana: The Haryana government has formulated a Rs1.53-billion plan to replace nearly 5.2 million ration cards in the state with smart cards. Once implemented, Haryana will become the first state in the country to have smart cards for the public distribution system, state government officials here said. The state is awaiting...
  • Banks to help rural India get smart September 26, 2006

    Mumbai: The SBI, Andhra Bank and JK Bank are among the banks that will work with the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) and IIT Mumbai in a pilot project for biometric smart cards, aimed at rural inclusion into the banking system. The rollout will take...
  • BEST buses to become hi-tech soon August 25, 2006

    Mumbai: After the July 11 serial blasts, as a precautionary measure to ensure safety checks for passengers, Mumbai’s BEST bus service has decided to install close circuit cameras in its entire fleet of over 3,000 buses. The CCTV (closed circuit camera TV) installed at various positions in BEST buses will keep...