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RTA launches payment of public transport fare by mobile phone service

Dubai- Roads & Transport Authority Mohammed Al Munji announced that through Gitex 2012 platform the RTA will launch a galaxy of innovative e-services highlighted by payment of fare of public transport means (Dubai Metro, public buses and the Water Bus) through smart mobile phones using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. This contactless technology, where the mobile phone is passed over sensors mounted on the access gates of mass transit means, is the first of its kind in the Middle East.
"The new service enables public transport users to pay their fares through the e-payment portal, top-up their Nol accounts electronically, and query about their balances through the phone. The RTA has coordinated with the telecommunication providers (Etisalat and Du) the activation of the trial run of the service in order to assess the performance of the service before its official launch in mid of 2013.

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